Trott says public fed up with politicking
Rep. Dave Trott said Thursday that the public has lost patience with Congress and called President Trump’s meetings with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer a step in the right direction.
“I think the Americans public have become less patient with the problem-solving ability of Congress. I am encouraged by the president’s dinners with Nancy and Chuck, hopefully he’ll include [Republican chamber leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell] in some of those dinners. But I do applaud the president for trying to put some deals together because that’s what we’ve been sent here to do,” Mr. Trott, Michigan Republican, said on MSNBC.
Mr. Trott announced last week that he would be stepping down from Congress after his term ends to spend more time with his family. He added that there were other factors in his decision including the gridlock in Washington and the cost of re-election. The race in Mr. Trott’s 11th Congressional District is now considered a tossup.