Establishment Republicans Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell betrayed Donald Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare.
They are trying to walk away as if nothing happened.
But Newt Gingrich made a shocking prediction about how their failure could impact Nancy Pelosi.
The Democrat base is fired up.
They are out of power and they want to exact revenge on Donald Trump and the GOP by turning out to vote in the 2018 midterms.
So far, Republican voters have matched their enthusiasm in four contested special elections.
Now one expert is warning that unless Republican elites get their act together and start passing Donald Trump’s agenda items, the party will face a reckoning in 2018.
Newt Gingrich is sounding the alarm that Ryan and McConnell need to take immediate action on tax cuts and other Trump priorities or else the GOP base will be sapped of their enthusiasm heading into the 2018 midterms.
And that means a Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The Washington Times reports:
“Republicans may lose control of the House and have Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi take the reins if the party doesn’t move beyond the current health care impasse and begin working toward economic growth, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.
“Do we represent prosperity, economic growth, higher take home pay, more jobs or not?” the former House speaker and GOP presidential hopeful asked Fox News host Sean Hannity during an interview aired Monday evening.
“I personally believe that they ought to do as much as they can on health care right now, but they shouldn’t spend the whole rest of this year on one issue,” Mr. Gingrich said of the Republican Party. “They’ve also got to pass, I think, by Thanksgiving, and get signed into law by Thanksgiving, a very large tax cut retroactively designed back to Jan. 1, to make sure we have enough economic growth in 2018 that Republicans can run as the party of prosperity, of jobs, of higher take-home pay, and of economic growth.”
Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, risks assuming Mr. Gingrich’s former role as House speaker if Republicans don’t heed his advice, he added.
“I would say the highest focus ought to be on getting the tax bill through because if we don’t have economic growth next year, I think we’re in real danger of having Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2019,” Mr. Gingrich said.
“If we do get enough economic growth; I think frankly we will probably get re-elected.”
Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House would completely block Trump’s agenda.
Congress would appropriate no money for the border wall.
Tax cuts would be off the table.
And Democrats would be emboldened to move on impeaching Trump.
In short, it would be a disaster on every level.
Will Ryan and McConnell heed Gingrich’s warning and quickly move to enact Trump’s agenda?
Let us know in the comment section.