Gard­ner: McCon­nell has “con­fi­dence of the con­fer­ence”

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Jesse Paul

U.S. Sen. Cory Gard­ner on Fri­day said Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell has the “con­fi­dence of the con­fer­ence” amid Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s at­tacks this week on the top GOP law­maker.

“I have no doubt that, work­ing to­gether, we’ll show a bet­ter fu­ture for all,” the Colorado Repub­li­can said in a tweet.

On Thurs­day, Trump took to Twit­ter to slam McCon­nell over Se­nate Repub­li­cans’ in­abil­ity late last month to re­peal the Af­ford­able Care Act.

The fail­ure has led to un­rest in the party with some con­ser­va­tives frus­trated with the lack of progress de­spite their party be­ing in con­trol.

“Can you be­lieve that Mitch McCon­nell, who has screamed Re­peal & Re­place for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Re­peal & Re­place Oba­maCare!” Trump posted.

He tweeted again hours later: “Mitch, get back to work and put Re­peal & Re­place, Tax Re­form & Cuts and a great In­fra­struc­ture Bill on my desk for sign­ing. You can do it!”

Later in the day on Thurs­day, Trump told re­porters that the fail­ure to pass a health care bill was “a dis­grace.”

“Frankly, it shouldn’t have hap­pened,” Trump said, sug­gest­ing McCon­nell re­sign if he is un­able to push health care leg­is­la­tion through and tackle taxes and in­fra­struc­ture.

Ear­lier in the week, McCon­nell told an au­di­ence in his home state of Ken­tucky that Trump had “not been in this line of work be­fore” and had “ex­ces­sive ex­pec­ta­tions about how quickly things hap­pen in the demo­cratic process.”

The As­so­ci­ated Press con­trib­uted to this re­port.

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