Rep. Duffy: 'Republicans Have to Grow a Backbone'
On "America's Newsroom" today, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) said that the Republican Party must come together behind President Trump and his agenda.
"The Republicans who don't like Trump, they might not like his tweets, they might not like the language that he uses, and he might make some political mistakes in the things that he says," Duffy acknowledged.
He said, however, that conservatives should support Trump's attempts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, get tax reform through, reduce regulation, build the Keystone Pipeline, go after ISIS, secure the border and grow the economy.
Duffy said that he's been fighting for conservative policies in Congress, and Trump is fighting for those same policies.
"This is the first time probably since Ronald Reagan that I've had a conservative president who embodies my ideas as a conservative," Duffy said. "So if you can take the tweets and some of the mistakes he makes, if you can take that away and you look at the policies, this guy is great for conservatism and great for America and great for American jobs."
Leland Vittert pointed out that Republicans control the House, Senate and White House, but they have stalled on passing many of Trump's signature pieces of legislation, such as health care and tax reform.
"I think what has to happen, Leland, is Republicans have to grow a backbone," Duffy said. "You have to be as tough as Donald Trump, and know that the left-wing media's going to attack them. But in the end, if you pass good bills, you will be reelected because good policy is good politics."
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