“Our base doesn’t like hearing this, but it comes down to math…”
The code word is …. (Republican).
“Sarah Huckabee has no right to live a life of no fuss, no muss …”
But “I don’t think it should be the only factor for anybody.”
Or maybe it’s Flake and Corker?
“Senator, I do not believe the president would ask me to do that.”
“I think she’s going to have a great answer for you on that one.”
“Republicans who are committed to Trump’s plan showed no signs of deviating from his four-pillar foundation to a narrower bill…”
What could go wrong?
GOP civil war postponed, not prevented.
Lock! Her! Up!
“I am pleased that the final tax reform bill includes all three of the amendments I authored…”
It won’t be enough.
“I will cast my vote in support of the Senate tax reform bill.”
“Though not perfect, this bill will deliver much-needed reform to our tax code…”
“this was a hurdle. And Trump cleared it.”
“one should not assume this is a precondition for my support for the tax bill.”
The definition of insanity is ….
“We’re optimistic that inserting the individual mandate repeal would be helpful.”
“Congress can — and will — be more productive.”
Durbin to McConnell: We’ll stop holding nominations hostage — if you drop ObamaCare repeal.
Here’s the skinny …
Moment of truth.
Wrench in the works?
Senators, heal thyselves.
“There’s so little trust between the two parties that it was very difficult to put together an agreement that would avert changing the rules.”
Follow the money
High-wire act ahead?
“A dedicated public servant and a decent man.”