When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States in 2016, one of his campaign promises was to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C. This meant, presumably, he would attempt to rid the Washington “establishment” of its corrupt elected officials, its nameless unelected bureaucrats, and its unscrupulous paid lobbyists.
While this was certainly a laudable objective, with a few notable exceptions such as the firing of disingenuous FBI political hacks Jim Comey and Andrew McCabe, it has really been “business-as-usual” in the D.C. swamp.
The latest disgraceful example is the $1.3 TRILLION budget “deal” concocted by RINO Republican “leaders” Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, in collusion with far-left Democrat “leaders” Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. This budget “deal” provides for full government funding of criminal “sanctuary cities” and baby-killing Planned Parenthood, while providing bupkes for building the wall along our Southern border and border security.
Yes, there are still some loyal and patriotic members in Congress, such as U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R, TX), Ron Paul (R, KY), Mike Lee (R, UT), Tom Cotton (R, AR), and the wonderful members of the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives. But by and large, the RINO Republican “establishment” and their far-left Democrat counterparts in Congress epitomize the creatures that inhabit the D.C. swamp. They have clearly betrayed and continue to betray the American people. Let us hope President Trump has the good sense and common decency to VETO this outrageous spending bill.
The Honorable Eddie Rose
Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman
“A Voice—Not An Echo”