GOP Coming Together, Democrat Divisions, GOP Fights Back
"With that focus, we had a great conversation this morning. While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground. We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there's a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal.
"We are extremely proud of the fact that many millions of new voters have entered the primary system, far more than ever before in the Republican Party's history. This was our first meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification."
And when pressed by reporters about his differences with Trump, Ryan reminded them that even as the vice presidential nominee in 2012, he and Mitt Romney did not always agree on everything.
While Republicans are coming together, Democrats appear to be coming apart.
Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on "MSDNC" yesterday following his big West Virginia victory. But host Andrea Mitchell wasn't in a celebratory mood. Instead, she appeared to be heckling Sanders for hurting Hillary's chances. During one heated exchanged, Sanders shot back, saying:
There was breaking news late last week from the New York Times Magazine indicating that the Obama White House manipulated the media and created its own narratives, some of which were false, to push the Iranian nuclear deal.
In the Times Magazine story, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes openly mocked the media, saying, "Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. . . They literally know nothing."
I am pleased to report that House Republicans are fighting back. There will be a hearing next week in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House deceptions to sell the deal and Republicans are demanding that Rhodes testify. Chairman Jason Chaffetz is threatening to issue a subpoena, if necessary.
In addition, Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced legislation to cut Rhodes' budget. "The current NSC has grown so large that the White House cannot even give us a clear estimate of how many people actually work for it," Thornberry said. "Now we hear reports of NSC staffers running misinformation campaigns targeted at Congress and the press."
The Republican House is doing what a co-equal branch of government should be doing. Now, can we see some resistance against the administration's efforts to radically redefine bathroom policies in our public schools?
Gary Bauer is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families
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