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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:11 PM

Trumps 10 biggest allies in Congress

© Provided by The Hill Trump’s 10 biggest allies in Congress

Republican lawmakers and other political heavyweights are scrambling to jump on Donald Trump's bandwagon a month out from Inauguration Day, but the president-elect may wonder how many of them are true friends.

When the House Trump Caucus met on the fourth floor of the Cannon Office Building two weeks ago, some 50 lawmakers attended.
But only a handful of those members were there from the beginning.

"We could have met in a phone booth when we first started. Literally we were laughed at," said Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), a founding member of the Trump Caucus.

Trump, who is known for placing a high value on loyalty, will likely turn to some his early backers to take his agenda to Congress.
Here are 10 of Trump's biggest allies on Capitol Hill:

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)

Reps. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) and Tom Marino (R-Pa.)

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.)

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump%e2%80%99s-10-biggest-allies-in-congress/ar-BBxxQjT?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=edgsp

I just listed the people. The article has more detail.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:37 PM

1. So DINO Manchin is a bigger ally of Orange Julius Caesar than all but nine repukes?!

 

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:38 PM

2. Trump doesn't have a friend in the world...

Just people hoping to make money and gain power off of him and his admin.

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 05:08 PM

3. Fucking Collins is my 'REP."

Actually, he doesn't represent anything about me and I told him so when I discovered he was part of the 'transition committee.'

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 05:16 PM

4. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) Really (R-W.VA.)


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) Really (R-W.VA.)

Manchin is a Democrat who supported Clinton in the general election, but he is expected to emerge as a pivotal Trump ally in the next Congress.

Manchin says he's already spoken to Trump more times since the election than he has spoken with President Obama over the last eight years.

He was under consideration to serve in Trump's Cabinet but recently announced he plans to stay in the Senate.

"My job as a senator is to do everything I can to help him," the native West Virginian said on "Fox and Friends" this month. "And if I do disagree - respectfully disagree - I'm not calling people names."

Manchin is running for reelection in 2018 in a state that Trump won with a greater percentage of the vote than in any other state.



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 05:32 PM

5. Gee, a who's who of sanctimonious hypocrites.

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:22 PM

6. Tom Manchin (D-W.VA.)

The article needs more details...googling.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

On December 9, 2010, Manchin was the sole Democrat to vote against cloture for the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, which contained a provision to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

In 2012 Manchin's candidacy was endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), who gave him an "A" rating.

Heather Bresch, whose father is U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., became president of Mylan Pharmaceutical in 2009 and CEO in 2012…under fire for jacking up the rates of life-saving anti-allergy device known as the EpiPen…450 percent price increase in just seven years...

Virginia’s Sierra Club chapter stated that "he’s been nothing but a mouthpiece for the coal industry his whole public life."

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:34 PM

7. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), the first House Republican to endorse Trump...

Collins on Sheldon Silver, Speaker of NY State Assembly and an Orthodox Jew: Compared him to Hitler and Antichrist.
At 2010 Governor’s State of the State Address to a woman who was looking for a seat: “I’m sure if you offer someone a lap dance, you can find a place to sit.”

Chris Collins voted for the 2013 Government Shutdown. When the time came to reopen the government, he voted to keep it closed.

Responding to criticism of Trump from the parents of a fallen Muslim-American soldier, Collins argued that the Khizr Khan is an attack dog for Hillary Clinton who uses his son "as a shield" from criticism.

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:39 PM

8. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)

Shortly after endorsing Trump, it came to light that Hunter had put a seemingly endless list of personal expenses on his campaign’s credit card, including over $1,000 in video game purchases, personal travel, tuition to his kids’ school, plastic surgery, etc.

Among other questionable purchases, the San Diego Union-Tribune has reported Hunter used his donors’ cash at a Disneyland gift shop.

In April, The Daily Beast reported Hunter had illegally spent $1,302 raised for his re-election campaign on video games and an additional $1,605 on tuition for his kids’ private, Christian school.

Hunter promised to comply with the FEC and repay the campaign. By April 11, he’d paid his campaign treasury $12,000, according to the Union-Tribune, for not only the video games and tuition but also for a garage door, an oral or facial surgery, and several unspecified expenses, including charges at a surf shop.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/10/trump-s-guy-rep-duncan-hunter-spent-campaign-at-disney.html

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:44 PM

9. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) Egads such deplorables!!

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.)

A former three-term mayor of the lunchpail town of Hazleton, Barletta made national headlines a decade ago when he began cracking down on undocumented immigrants who'd flooded into his town in search of jobs and opportunities.

Barletta blamed the newcomers for an uptick in drugs and crime. He went after employers who hired undocumented workers and landlords who rented to them, successfully pursuing an ordinance that made that both practices illegal.

The law was declared unconstitutional in federal court. In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a challenge to that lower court's ruling, ultimately letting it stand.

http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2016/10/neither_of_them_are_saints_us.html

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:50 PM

10. Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.)

Tom Marino (R-Pa.)

In 2007, Tom Marino resigned as U.S. Attorney in Pennsylvania after a corruption scandal raised questions about his honesty. In 2005, Marino had used his official title as U.S. Attorney to provide a reference to his “close friend,” convicted felon Louis DeNaples, who was trying to win the state gaming commission’s approval to open slot machines at a resort he owned… When the Justice Department launched an investigation into Marino’s actions, he resigned and promptly took a $250,000-a-year job as “DeNaples’ in-house lawyer.” Marino later under-reported his income on his financial disclosure forms, reporting that he only received $25,000 from DeNaples.

Endorsed by Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, Rick Santorum’s America’s Foundation, Mike Huckabee’s HuckPAC, the Family Research Council…

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/report/the-ten-scariest-republicans-heading-to-congress/

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:57 PM

11. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas)

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas)

Called for replacing the income tax with a national sales tax.

He is best known as the author of a federal "sunset law" that would require every federal program not specifically written into the Constitution to justify its existence to taxpayers within 12 years or face elimination.[22] He has introduced this bill at the beginning of every Congress.

On October 7, 2005 Brady was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol while in South Dakota to accept a distinguished alumni award. He was returning from a reception with his mother, wife, sister, and brother-in-law in the car when he was pulled over for a non-working tail light. He faced a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in jail. He pleaded no contest. Upon his misdemeanor conviction on November 8, he was fined $350, and his right to drive in South Dakota was suspended for 30 days.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Brady

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:05 PM

12. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)

She voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, openly admitting that she did so because it included protections for LGBT, Native American, and undocumented victims of domestic violence.

She was one of nine co-sponsors of the “Birther Bill” that demand proof of citizenship of all presidential candidates.
In June of 2013, during a roundtable discussion on “Meet the Press” about Republicans trying to pass laws to circumvent the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Rep. Blackburn claimed that “women don’t want equal pay.”

She ran a campaign ad in 2010 that referred to the Affordable Care Act as “SlaughterCare.”

Voted for the 2013 Government Shutdown, and then voted against re-opening it.

http://republicinsanity.tumblr.com/post/99423573738/marsha-blackburn

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:17 PM

13. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)

Cramer serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, is a former member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, and was previously North Dakota’s Public Service Commissioner, a role that involved overseeing the state’s electric utilities.

On how electricity works: It is complicated when you talk about the movement of electricity. You know, neurons go where neurons want to go once they’re on the line, right?”
http://inthesetimes.com/article/19578/donald-trumps-energy-adviser-doesnt-know-how-electricity-works

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has asked one of America's most ardent drilling advocates and climate change skeptics to help him draft his energy policy.

Cramer has said he believes the Earth is cooling, not warming, and he has opposed efforts by the Obama administration to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-energy-idUSKCN0Y41ZP

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:25 PM

14. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)

He penned an underhanded letter to the leaders of Iran that sparked the trending hashtag #47Traitors.
On Gitmo: “there are too many empty beds.”

Compares the negotiations of the UN Security Council (P5+1) with Iran to the “appeasement of Nazi Germany.”
Thinks the use of killer drones should be expanded.

Claims that “bombing makes us safer.”

Believes drug cartels and terrorists are about to infiltrate Alabama and only a wall will stop them.
Voted against equal pay legislation and the Violence Against Women Act.

Wants to cut food stamps.

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/10-horrifying-facts-about-gop-senator-tom-cotton

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:39 PM

16. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)

Tim Scott (R-S.C.)

Proposes to get rid of the union for IRS workers.

Voted against a bill that would provide $95 million for wind energy from within the Energy Department’s energy efficiency and renewable energy funding.

Voted to cut off federal funding of Planned Parenthood and its affiliates and clinics.

Voted in favor of enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding.

The NAACP has given him an ‘F’ on their annual scorecard.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/scott-stands-for-the-poor-as-a-republican/article/2555850

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:32 PM

15. Thank you so much for posting the small but important....

 

bits of information about these scoundrels.

These people can not act civil. Its time to fight back. I can be just as big of an asshole if not bigger.

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Response to Jim Beard (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:40 PM

17. Since I had to look them up myself

I figured others might not know these low level minions either. What a bunch of tools!!

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:59 PM

19. Well I enjoyed them.

 

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:43 PM

18. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) ...isn't that special

fuck him.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 01:20 PM

20. Kicking

We need to know the scumbags by their evil deeds.

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