Republican Senator Jeff Flake admitted on the Senate floor Monday that the Republican establishment has a set of immigration priorities that are far from President Trump’s agenda.
University of Houston Professor of Political Science Dr. Brandon Rottinghaus says the White House should be on the alert:
“The Republican Party is not unified like it was especially going into an election year. You can see that in the legislative process and if it spills into the electoral process it could make it much more difficult for Trump to rally Republicans.”
Three incumbent Republican Senators, including Flake, and many Republican Congressmen will not be running for re-election this November. We asked Dr. Rottinghaus if that is a sign that there could be difficulty moving Trump’s agenda forward.
“I definitely think that the President has burned enough bridges that White House should be worried that the Republicans are cutting deals without him.”