Democrat Admits House Blocks Legislation to Stop Trump Getting 'a Win'
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) reveals Democratic House's anti-Trump strategy
A Democratic rep has admitted that her colleagues in the Democrat-controlled House are blocking legislation from passing that could benefit their constituents because they "don't want to give the president a win."
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) expressed frustration with her fellow House Democrats at a recent town hall.
Sherrill exposed the "shockingly different mindset" of congressional Democrats while speaking at a Livingston, New Jersey, town hall on Thursday.
Anti-Trump Dems are making resisting the president a priority over passing legislation that could help their constituents, Rep. Sherrill revealed.
"When I go, you know, I've gone up to people and said, ‘I need to get this piece of legislation passed,' and they say ‘Oh yeah, we just passed it,'" Sherrill explained as she described the process.
"I said, ‘Yeah, we just passed it. I need the Senate to pass it and I need the president to sign it,' and they said ‘Well, we don't want to give the president a win.'"
Sherrill's comments contrast with Democrats' longstanding criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R_KY) for blocking Democratic initiatives in the Senate, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unveiled a visual representation of McConnell's "legislative graveyard" in June.
Pelosi accused the Kentucky Republican of blocking legislation for political gain.
"Leader McConnell seems to take great pride in calling himself ‘The Grim Reaper'," Pelosi said.
"It's part of his political campaign, it's part of the pride he takes as leader of the Senate.
"The Senate will certainly be hearing from the public on issues, values really, that have bipartisan support across America," Pelosi added.
According to National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Michael McAdams, Sherrill's admission contradicts Democrats' push for bipartisanship in the Republican-held Senate.
"Mikie Sherrill’s comments confirm that House Democrats would rather block President Trump from getting a win than deliver solutions for their constituents," McAdams said.
"Voters deserve better than this partisan hackery."
Sherrill in 2018 became the first Democrat elected to her suburban New Jersey district in more than 30 years.
Trump won the same district narrowly in 2016.
She will likely face Republican challenger and tax policy attorney Rosemary Becchi in November.