Republicans like Rep. Duncan Hunter feel betrayed but know that the People are unhappy with a dysfunctional and partisan Washington. The people have lost their patience especially after the catastrophic failure in repealing and replacing Obamacare.
In one swift move President Trump makes a deal for the People of Texas and his own party irrelevant. GOP’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare have pushed the president to make deals with Democrats. He has the upper hand which ever way we look at it. Those GOP lawmakers opposing Trump will now have to think twice. Not only can he now make deals with Democrats, he can also affect their re-election in 2018. The American People are closely watching who is voting against the President.
It is also clear that President Trump can easily turn away from deals with the Democrats. His only loyalty is to the American People. Democrats will be digging deeper into a rabbit hole if they chose to become obstructionist agains the tax reforms. Most Americans are keen to see something serious is done with regards to tax reforms.
Trump has shown that he will not be bound by any ideology and does not owe anyone a favour. His sole mission is to Make America Great Again and he is willing to do anything to stay his course. The time has indeed come for the GOP lawmakers to start doing their job or be voted out during the 2018 midterms.