Republicans have long used the congressional floor to step on socialism and warn against its rise in the United States. Questioning Democrats loyalty has been a decades-long GOP strategy.
The back-and-forth between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump continued this week, but the main thing on freshman Rep. Tim Burchett’s mind was when he’d be getting a door for his office bathroom. Meanwhile, Rep. Matt Gaetz is one step away from playing Grateful Dead in the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Lewis danced to Pharrell Williams and Sen. Tim Scott got an office upgrade to the tune of a classic 70s sitcom.
It was a non-stop few days of news in Washington with lawmakers grilling Google CEO Sundar Pichai about how iPhones work, a handful of farewell speeches in the Senate and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles E. Schumer joining President Donald Trump and a stoic Vice President Mike Pence for a hectic Oval Office chat.
Democrats lined up at the podium Wednesday seeking unanimous consent on a bill that would expand background checks for firearm purchases. After several attempts to bring votes on gun control to the House floor this summer, did Republicans budge?