Some Republican House members defect from Trump…

Ain’t a lot…..

Buy House Republicans  in some blue states and some who have their seats due to the 2010 and 2012 GOP wave’s are putting distance between themselves and Trump….

Alarmed by falling poll numbers,  the healthcare protests and Trump’s on going Russian connection problems?

They going out on their own….

House Republicans facing tough reelection bids are running for cover from Donald Trump — an early sign that they believe the president’s deepening scandals could cost them their seats and even put the House in play.

More than 10 centrist Republicans over the past 48 hours have criticized Trump for reportedly sharing classified information with Russian officials or allegedly trying to quash an FBI investigation. Many joined Democrats in calling for a special prosecutor to take the reins of the Justice Department investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. (The DOJ named a special counsel on Wednesday.) Others want a select congressional committee to be appointed.

One swing-district lawmaker, Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida, raised the possibility of impeaching Trump if it turns out to be true that he leaned on FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. But in case it wasn’t clear how Curbelo felt about the matter, his office called reporters to make sure they emphasized Curbelo was the first Republican lawmaker to utter the “I-word.”

“Obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense, so that is an allegation that we have to take very seriously,” Curbelo told a Miami CBS affiliate. “That does not mean it happened, but if this story is accurate, it may have happened. Whatever the case is, we need to get the facts.”

The break from Trump among centrist Republicans is especially notable because some of them had stuck by the president through the brutal fight over Obamacare repeal legislation two weeks ago, backing an unpopular bill despite great political risk at home….

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Note….

Democrats STILL have problems…

In most of the special elections held  since Trump won November’s election?

They have lost……

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3 thoughts on “Some Republican House members defect from Trump…”

  1. The NY Times does their piece on the uneasiness among Republican lawmakers…..

    ….’Lawmakers have been grappling with a flood of revelations about Mr. Trump’s behavior regarding the Russia investigation, including a report by The Times that Mr. Trump had asked Mr. Comey to stop the bureau’s investigation of Michael T. Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser, whose ties to Russia and Turkey are under scrutiny.’…

    More @ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/us/politics/republicans-watch-their-step-in-a-slow-retreat-from-trump.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

  2. Comparing Wikipedia’s articles on the “Riyadh Summit 2017” and on the “Organisation of Islamic Cooperation”, the memberships seem to overlap identically with the exceptions of:

    Iran and
    Syria (already suspended from the OIC because of human-rights concerns).

    Iraq was represented by her president, Fouad Massoum.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_of_Islamic_Cooperation#Member_states

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyadh_Summit_2017#Countries_attending

    The hard line taken against Iran helps to damage, if not scuttle, two policies that displease the hard right of Israeli and Israeli-American politics: the nuclear-arms development deal (JCPOA) and any bilateral or multilateral settlement with all-Palestine, including Gaza.

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