It is not Democrats roadblocking President Donald Trump's agenda that has conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh ticked off — it is Republicans.
After all, Limbaugh said on his show Tuesday, Democrats should be expected to be in opposition to Trump since he is not a member of their party. Republicans, on the other hand, have little excuse.
Besides, Limbaugh said, Democrats do not have the votes to stop Trump since the GOP controls both the House and Senate.
"The Democrats don't have the votes in the Senate to stop Trump, although there is the 60-vote cloture requirement," he said. "It's not the Democrats standing up and saying, 'We are not gonna help. We're gonna stand in the way of any foolish tax cut you propose.'"
Instead, Limbaugh said, it is Republicans standing up and saying, "I don't know how we're gonna lower rates when you have this exemption over here and you have this exemption there."
"And I just read this stuff, and I shake my head," he said. "They don't want to cut taxes. Either they don't want to cut taxes institutionally, they don't want to cut taxes economically, or they just don't want to do the heavy lifting. I don't know what it is. My guess is they don't want to help Trump."
Trump should have figured that out, Limbaugh said, but hasn't given any evidence he has. Instead, Trump tweeted that the Senate should switch to only needed 51 votes to pass legislation, since there are 52 Republicans in the upper chamber.
But Republicans have repeatedly shifted blame over the years, Limbaugh said, first saying they didn't control Congress. When they won the House, they then said they needed the Senate, too. Once voters gave them that, they explained that Democratic President Barack Obama would veto anything they did anyway. So now, with a Republican in the White House, they now say they don't have 60 votes in the Senate.
"Does he know that it's the Republicans that are the roadblock here?" Limbaugh said.
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