Fox News Channel superstar Sean Hannity is perhaps one of the most well-known faces in television and cable news ever. In a recent monologue, he explained a critical message for members of Congress.
President Donald Trump’s next move is to advance a tax reform plan for the American people, one that would improve the lives of Americans. Much like health care and immigration, Republican members of Congress are having trouble coming to an agreement. On his show, Hannity pointed out that “If this tax plan gets delayed to 2019 and you lose your majority in Congress next year, you’ll have nobody to blame but yourself.”
Hannity to Senate Republicans: "If this tax plan gets delayed to 2019 and you lose your majority in congress next year, you'll have nobody to blame but yourself." pic.twitter.com/HDDnYZKnu1
— Alex 🇺🇸 (@SoCal4Trump) November 10, 2017
Tax reform has been a leading issue for the Republican Party for decades. Despite how easy this move should be, there are still disagreements over how the plan will be crafted and implemented.
As usual, the blame and excuse have begun. Their inaction on tax reform is everyone else’s fault. Meanwhile, their constituents are growing increasingly frustrated.
One of the most common claims made by ineffective Congressmen is that President Trump is causing a divide in the country and it is for that reason they can’t pass tax reform. The only problem is the divide exists because Congress is allowing it to happen.
As Hannity pointed out, Congress has an obligation to the American people. Their goal is to serve the people that they represent, not simply their political parties.
Instead, they interject their personal grudges against the President and manufacture an unrelated issue as an excuse for their own failures. A perfect example is the action of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and his vote against the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.
Prior to President Trump assuming office, Sen. McCain said that he wanted to get rid of Obamacare. When the opportunity finally came, many would argue he shot down its repeal and replacement because of a personal grudge against the President.
Instead of coming together and doing the right thing for the people, the well-being of the country has fallen prey to an ego-based political popularity contest. The Left is constantly opposing President Trump and blaming everything–the gridlock; the ineffective Congress–on him.
The Republican-dominated Congress should be able to enact effective reforms and meaningful legislation for all of the American people. This is especially true for those who desperately need a tax break. But the Democrats would rather cling to the tired false-narrative of Russian collusion, while Republicans fight amongst themselves, delivering their careers and the Republican majority in Congress to obscurity.
Some Republicans are using the President as an excuse to not pass an agenda mandated in the last election as the will of the people. As Hannity inferred, it is inappropriate to play political games, ginning-up irrational emotions on false narratives, just to oppose a President whose only “crime” is wanting to make the United States a prosperous, fair and thriving nation once again.
Hannity’s point remains, and the future of the Republican Party–and the country–is up to current Congressional Republicans. If they fail and start losing their seats, it won’t be President Trump’s fault nor the fault of the voters. They will have no one to blame but themselves.
Many are hoping that they come to their senses and pass essential measures like tax reform and the repeal of Obamacare — measures that truly serve the American people. Of course, that would mean political figures would have to put personal politics and biases aside for a greater cause.