While Paul Ryan was explaining that being a Member of the House does not entail spending much time working on actual reforms in D.C.--like ya'know, "draining the swamp,"--Ryan did come up with an excuse:
"...we’re doing is we’re going back and getting Obama-era regulations and repealing those regulations and sending that bill to the Senate. We’ve done about 15 here in the house — remember the coal one?”
“How many pieces of legislation have been signed by the president into law?” Carlson asked. “Any?”
“These are very good questions,” Ryan said. “We have the Senate now, they have to approve Donald Trump’s cabinet. They have to put 1,200 people through the Senate to populate the Trump government, and Chuck Schumer can burn up to 30 hours per person.”
...“The real why is how long is because how long it takes to pass things through the Senate.”...
McConnell runs the Senate, just like Harry Reid did. He can push harder--if he wants to.
...Thursday in an interview with POLITICO Playbook, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signaled Mexico would not pay for the border wall as President Donald Trump has proposed.
When asked, “Do you believe Mexico will pay for it,” McConnell said, “Uh, no,”...
That old fart should be on Trump's radar 24/7. And he's not done yet!!
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday poured cold water on the Trump administration's goal of completing tax reform by the August recess.