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Republicans Look to Stay on Track After Trump Wiretapping Claims

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By    |   Monday, 06 Mar 2017 09:35 PM

A new report suggests Republicans on Capitol Hill are pushing forward with their agenda despite their worries over President Donald Trump's wiretapping claims.

On Monday, two days after Trump accused the Obama administration of electronic eavesdropping on Trump Tower before last November's presidential election, the House GOP made public its Obamacare replacement bill.

Lawmakers told CNN they are trying to avoid taking too many detours from their planned agenda.

"I think it does detract from the agenda," South Dakota Republican Sen. Mike Rounds told CNN. Trump, he said, could have worded his weekend tweets differently, "saying perhaps 'the last administration' or 'the Justice Department' rather than going directly in and naming President Obama."

Sen. Jim Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, told the network Trump's accusation "doesn't slow our work down."

Sen. Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, told CNN the party has to "stay focused on what we can do over here. It's continuing that discussion and putting the pressure on us to come up with a solution. We didn't create the problem, but we've got to solve it."

Other Republicans have said they have not seen any evidence to suggest Trump Tower was bugged.

Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, for example, said Monday, "I don't think the FBI is the Obama team and I don't think the men and women who are career prosecutors at DOJ belong to any team other than a blindfolded woman holding a pair of scales."

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