“I think they are following McConnell’s lead,” said Bill Miller, an Austin consultant and lobbyist with works with members of both parties. McConnell said that the outcome shouldn’t be based on media calls of election returns.
Corny, who was second in command to McConnell for six years, said in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, “I know major media outlets have projected that former Vice President Biden has secured enough electoral votes to be our next president, but there's still votes to be counted.” “As my friend the majority leader noted yesterday, the Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media companies,” continued the senior Texas senator.
Behind the unwillingness of most of the GOP establishment, except a few senators, to buck Trump is that the president, followed by his ardent base, is still in control of the Republican Party. “It’s Trump ’s party,” said Cal Jill son, professor of political science at Southern Methodist University.
Is flexing his muscles with Republican leaders on Twitter just like his father, publicly lashing Texas Sen. JohnCornyn for defending CIA Director Gina Chapel as speculation swirls that President Trump is poised to fire her. A fierce advocate for his father, the younger Trump has never hesitated to push back against Republicans critical of the president.
But with Trump headed to defeat at the hands of presumptive President-elect Joe Biden, his eldest son has become more vocal in demanding fealty from rank-and-file Republicans. Corny, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was Trump Jr.’s latest target after last week bashing Republicans eyeing a 2024 presidential bid for insufficiently backing Trump ’s claims of a stolen election.
The post was prompted by a Twitter exchange Corny had with Republican operative Arthur Schwartz, a Trump ally and close friend of Trump Jr. The president this week fired Defense Secretary Mark Ester, and Chapel is thought to be next on the chopping block.
“Why the hell are Republican senators trying to manipulate @realDonaldTrump into keeping Gina Chapel, who undermines Trump and subverts his agenda at every turn? The 42-year-old is popular with grassroots Republicans, has cultivated close relationships with GOP establishment figures, and is among the party’s most prolific fundraisers.
Would be a formidable contender for the GOP nomination if he ran for president in 2024, but he is not waiting for that, or for his father to leave office, to begin exerting influence over Republicans that he has accrued over the past five years. Because they worry that a GOP base still very loyal to Trump might sit on their hands in two, Jan. 5 runoff elections in Georgia that will determine the balance of power in the Senate for the next two years.
The question now becomes, if JohnCornyn is willing to walk back on who he is and his record purely to score political points, then what exactly is he willing to stand up for?” “My father, President Donald Trump, is taking a stand on our southern border, on lowering taxes for the middle-class, and on putting America first on the global stage.
Democrats have set up a Corny War Room” in Austin with an aim of keeping the senator tied indelibly to the president. Whether he's the president's biggest ally or only very high on that list, Corny readily touts his close ties with Trump.
He cited the tax cuts that passed narrowly and without any Democratic votes in the Senate, various regulatory rollbacks and the confirmation of 150 federal judges. “We also were successful in achieving an unprecedented level of aid for Texas following Hurricane Harvey, $30 billion.
Democrats are pouring resources into the state, hoping to topple Corny and perhaps even snatch victory from Trump, depriving Republicans of 38 electoral votes they probably can't hold the White House without. Seven Democrats are running for the chance to unseat Corny : former U.S. Rep. Chris Bell, Houston council member Amanda Edwards, former Air force helicopter pilot and businesswoman MJ Hear, environmental activist Sea Hernandez, investment adviser Adrian Segued, activist Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez and state Sen. Royce West of Dallas.
He has only rarely distanced himself from Trump, though he has occasionally averred that he would prefer the president avoided coarse language and Twitter tantrums. Corny stepped down from that post late last year, under Senate GOP rules that impose term limits on members of leadership other than Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
He headlined a rally last week on the eve of a special congressional election in North Carolina, helping Republican Dan Bishop win narrowly in a district that Trump carried by 12 percentage points in 2016. But weeks earlier, Bishop trailed badly, and Trump's involvement likely made the difference.
In the Cruz-O'Rourke contest, though, Trump appeared at a rally in Houston weeks before Election Day, drawing tens of thousands of supporters and generating copious news coverage. Cruz had positioned himself as Trump's wingman in the Senate, setting aside the bitterness of their 2016 primary fight.
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Naturally, Democrats pointed to the edit of the fundraising letter as a sign of Cornyn's willingness play chameleon to save his political skin. “Texans see right through Cornyn's political charade trying to draw contrast with Trump,” ABH Rahman, spokesman for the Texas Democratic Party, said in an emailed statement.
As many GOP senators across the nation are experiencing, Corny ’s office is fielding record-breaking numbers of calls, email and internet contact requests asking how and if he will support President Trump. On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, Corny followed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in blocking an attempt to pass the bill that would increase stimulus checks to $2,000.
Corny, who secured re-election in November, appeared on CNN last month expressing concerns about fellow Texan Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. The last straw for numerous Corny supporters was the Senator’s December acknowledgment that Democrat Joe Biden won Electoral College vote.
On the National Defense Authorization spending bill, Corny ’s support helped Congress obtain their first veto override of the Trump administration. The President and First Lady arrived at the White House Wednesday, cutting their scheduled holiday stay in Florida short. The stimulus measure could come up for another vote with the new Congress, which will be sworn in on Sunday.
“Giving checks to those whose income has not been affected is an affront to those whose livelihoods have been destroyed by government, and it will not change the need to safely reopen America’s economy,” Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, said in a news release. Others joining Roy in voting “no” were Reps. Soda Arrington of Lubbock, Brian Basin of Woodpile, Kevin Brady of The Woodlands, Michael Cloud of Victoria, Michael Conway of Midland, Dan Crenshaw of Houston, Louie Former of Tyler, Lance Wooden of Terrell, Van Taylor of Plano, Mac Thorn berry of Clarendon, Randy Weber of Friends wood and Roger Williams of Austin.
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The president’s eldest son warned protestors against “acting like the other side.” As Breitbart News reported, protestors with March to Save America brawled with police on Capitol Hill before managing to breach the barriers surrounding the Capitol building on Wednesday.
The clashes occurred as Congress convened to certify the results of the electoral college, with numerous Republicans in the Senate and the House expected to object to the final tallies. The chaos prompted the lockdown of a number of federal buildings, including the Capitol, where lawmakers were evacuated, and the Library of Congress.
While Trump ’s tenure in politics has seen plenty of public confrontations with politicians even of his own party, most notably the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, and most recently with Nebraska Sen. Ben Sassy, Corny advocated for a different approach in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sits at a table for dinner with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney ® at Jean-Georges inside the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York, U.S., November 29, 2016.