The Republican Party Just Sent American Flags to House Democrats For the Pettiest Reason--And It Backfired Spectacularly
It's long been a Republican talking point that Democrats are less patriotic than their colleagues on the other side of the aisle.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, seized upon this inaccurate perception to chastise Democratic members of Congress by sending them American flags, a copy of the Flag Code from the United States Code, and a letter with more pettiness on the page than ink.
16 Democratic House Members Just Signed a Letter Opposing Nancy Pelosi for Speaker, and People Are Noticing a Pattern
The 2018 midterms saw a major change in the House of Representatives. Control of the House shifted from red to blue, with Democrats retaking control of the House for the first time since the 2010 midterm elections.
But control of the House was not the only change. More women than ever before were elected to Congress in 2018 and several historic firsts occurred as well leading to a more diverse House of Representatives, more reflective of the United States population for the 116th Congress that convenes in January, 2019.
Side-By-Side Photos of Newly Elected House Republicans and Democrats Just Emerged Online, and People Notice...a Difference
The newly elected members of the House of Representatives—or at least those newly elected from the 427 seats that were decided thus far—went to Washington DC Wednesday for a freshman orientation of sorts. Among them were the largest number of women ever elected and several firsts.
Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. Fellow Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Minnesota and Ilhan Omar of Michigan are the first Muslim women ever elected. Democrat Ayanna Presley became the first Black woman to represent Massachusetts.
People Are Calling Out Donald Trump's Hypocrisy After He Slammed 'Paid' Protesters in a Morning Tweet
Finally securing the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court wasn't enough for President Donald Trump.
Trump has taken to Twitter to decry the many protesters who mobilized outside of the Supreme Court building and the United States Capitol, as well as those who disrupted Kavanaugh's hearing process in acts of civil disobedience.
Donald Trump Just Tried to Claim He Won a Russia Collusion Lawsuit but the Judge’s Words Literally Say Otherwise
President Donald Trump has not yet commented on Twitter regarding the trade war he launched with China Friday, but he did find time to refer to some of his constituents as "crazies."
Coming from a background of no prior service to the public in any capacity, Trump may not realize as an elected official, unlike in private business, the people do not work for him. The president works for the people, which includes all of the people, not just his fan base.
Steve Schmidt, a public affairs strategist, played an important role on Republican political campaigns for years, including those of George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arizona Senator John McCain, working to advance the GOP.
But no more.
A new poll released on Sunday from NBC News and The Wall St. Journal spells some trouble for President Trump and Republicans. Trump's approval rating slipped a net 8 points since March, back down to 39%: