Trott says pub­lic fed up with pol­i­tick­ing

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Sally Per­sons

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.

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