A week after the release of the most damaging footage to emerge from the FBI’s investigation into the 2016 presidential campaign, some Republicans are questioning whether the GOP’s presidential nominee should even be in the White House.
“Trumpism,” as it’s being dubbed, is a movement that the presumptive GOP nominee has repeatedly embraced, especially during the past few weeks.
While it’s true that many of Trump’s supporters are not as overtly racist as his rivals, the Republican National Committee, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans have continued to defend him on Twitter.
But they’re also struggling to find common ground on immigration, climate change and a slew of other issues that many in the GOP are pushing hard to address.
The question now, according to Republicans who speak to The Hill, is whether Trump’s policies will carry over into the 2018 midterm elections, when the party is expected to try to regain the White Houses majority in the House and Senate.
“What’s the next step?
Is he going to continue his campaign and continue to say he’s a champion for the working man and that’s what he was all about?
Or is he going, what do you do?
“I think it’s too early to tell. “
I don’t know, man,” said Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.).
“I think it’s too early to tell.
Collins and others who are trying to find consensus on immigration policies say Trump’s comments on his plans to deport millions of immigrants who have been in the country for decades and build a wall between the United States and Mexico is the single biggest sticking point. “
That’s a difficult question, because I don’t think he has to, but I think he should.”
Collins and others who are trying to find consensus on immigration policies say Trump’s comments on his plans to deport millions of immigrants who have been in the country for decades and build a wall between the United States and Mexico is the single biggest sticking point.
Trump has repeatedly expressed disdain for undocumented immigrants and suggested he would build a “great, great wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In March, he told a crowd of supporters that he would “send the Mexicans packing.”
“They’re coming in through the southern border,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Georgia, according.
Trump’s immigration proposals, which include a temporary ban on the flow of migrants and a ban on refugees from Syria and Iraq, have drawn criticism from members of his own party.
In response, Republicans have said they’re open to discussing how Trump can continue to enact his policies without alienating some voters.
But some Republicans in Congress are concerned that the GOP may face an uphill battle to secure the support of Hispanics and other voters, and they’re pushing back against Trump’s rhetoric.
“We’re not going to have the support that he needs in the Latino community, but we’re certainly going to make sure that we’re not alienating them and that we have policies that are fair to all,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz Jason ChaffetMatt Schlapp: Trump’s ‘big government’ agenda would make life easier for RepublicansMatt Schlack: GOP ‘must have’ ‘supermajority’ to pass Trump-Pence agenda Matt Schlapp believes Trump will win again, but the GOP must have a ‘super majority’ to move forward.
Chaffetz, who’s a Trump supporter, said he’s “trying to build consensus” among Republicans on a new immigration policy.
But he said it’s not enough for Republicans to be “more inclusive” and embrace the candidate’s policies.
“I’ve talked to Republicans, and the biggest reason they’re not embracing Trump is that he’s made clear he’s not going away,” Chaffetz said.
It’s how you are going to protect them. “
It’s not a question of how you’re going to appease them.
So we need to make it clear to the Republican base that if we are going forward, we’re going back to the principles that our Republican friends came to office on and we’re putting that back in place.””
You don’t get elected because of the votes you’re getting, you get elected by the people you’re representing.
So we need to make it clear to the Republican base that if we are going forward, we’re going back to the principles that our Republican friends came to office on and we’re putting that back in place.”