Wondering if the Tea Party caucus in the House intentionally gives John Boehner headaches? One congressman says that is the case.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) appeared on Fox News Monday morning and was asked by anchor Bill Hemmer if the most conservative members of the chamber gives the House Speaker “fits.”
Gohmert indicated that they are indeed making Boehner’s job more difficult.
“In one of our conferences I was trying to be nice and I said, “Look, I know it’s got to be difficult negotiating with the man in the White House’ and he leaned into his mic and said ‘And dealing with you,'” he said.
“So I take that as a ‘yes’?” Hemmer asked.
Gohmert replied, “You would take it correctly.”
WATCH: Video from Fox News, which is from September 26, 2011.
Internet slams ex-Trump aide for bragging he’ll be loyal to the president when he testifies before Congress
On Tuesday, ahead of his public testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski took to Twitter to effectively boast that he will parrot the president's talking points and offer nothing new to House Democrats — and tease an upcoming run for Senate in 2020:
Excited about the opportunity to remind the American people today there was no collusion no obstruction. There were lots of angry Democrats who tried to take down a duly elected President. Tune in. #Senate2020.
Trump is a wannabe dictator in training
In a view shared by many, it is easy to believe that what Donald Trump really wants is not to be president of the country, but dictator of it.
Indeed, he has suggested how good it might be for him to enjoy a third term, perhaps more, even though the Constitution forcefully forbids it.
In a Father's Day tweet he fantasized over the possibility, suggesting the public might “demand” that he serve a third term. The [good news], he wrote, “is that at the end of six years, after America has been made GREAT again and I leave the beautiful White House (do you think the people would demand that I stay longer? KEEP AMERICA GREAT)….”
Two entrepreneurs explain why the health insurance industry is a direct threat to middle-class life
Among many recent troubling headlines was this one: “Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay in the Middle Class.” That story came on the heels of a report that consumer debt in the United States hit $14 trillion in the first quarter of the year, a level not seen since just before the financial crash of 2008.
To understand how we got here, it’s important to note another finding we feel has been perhaps most damaging to America’s middle class: since 1990, health care costs have risen 276 percent as wages, when adjusting for inflation, have barely grown at all.