(National Sentinel) Politics: The new spokewoman for the Republican National Committee sounded an optimistic tone in her first interview on Tuesday, telling Breitbart News‘ SiriusXM program that major tax, immigration and healthcare reform — all platforms of the party and President Donald J. Trump — are coming, despite recent setbacks.
“Tax reform is coming,” promised former CNN contributor Kayleigh McEnany. “A family making $55,000, you’re going to see close to $5,000 back in your pocket each year. That’s coming. That’s right around the corner.
“Obamacare was a blip. We need to revisit it,” she went on. “It needs to happen. We need to make good on that promise. But tax reform is coming.
“The RAISE Act, which we know American wages have suffered, we’ve had this vast influx of immigration over time – well, we’re going to help those wages,” she promised, citing the newly-introduced, merit-based immigration reform backed by Trump. “It’s going to come in the form of the RAISE Act.”
“Yes, it’s been six months. There isn’t a major repeal of Obamacare yet, a replacement, but all of that’s coming,” she said. “We’ve got to keep in mind that for President Obama, it took more than a year – nearly a year-and-a-half – to pass Obamacare to begin with. Let’s give President Trump that time.”
Besides, she said, Trump has “done a great job already,” referencing his executive actions and recent good economic news.
“Give him some time because I guarantee you in the next few months, going into next year, we’re going to see tax reform. We’re going to see the RAISE Act. We will see major legislative victories. But it takes time,” she noted.
Show host Alex Marlow pointed out that some GOP lawmakers, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who said “the RAISE Act doesn’t have a chance in hell,” are against Trump and his agenda (even though they used to support the same things he wants).
“That’s something that a lot of us find, even if he’s right, we find it very counterproductive that you have Republicans going out and taking shots at key pieces of legislation,” he told the new RNC spokeswoman.
“Everyone’s going to have a different opinion,” McEnany conceded. “You will have people who publicly dismiss it. We’ve seen that from the beginning, going back to Obamacare. But we have a president who, behind the scenes, is going to get the job done. He’s picking up the phone. He’s making calls.”
“You know, President Obama was in many ways an absentee president,” she contended. “He was not good at picking up the phone and negotiating. But we have a president who is an expert negotiator, and we have a president who is going to pick up the phone and put the pressure on some of those Republicans who are pushing back on the RAISE Act.”
We shall stay tuned and we advise our readers to do the same.