Collins: Attention span of White House ‘a real problem’

Collins: Attention span of White House ‘a real problem’
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Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand FCC to officially rescind net neutrality rules on Thursday MORE (R-Maine) is calling the attention span of the Trump administration “a real problem.”

“It’s unbelievable to me,” Collins told Politico for a report detailing lawmakers’ frustrations with the White House’s difficult honing in on one issue.

“The attention span just seems to be ... it’s a real problem," she added. 


Another Republican lawmaker, Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (La.) described it as “attention deficit disorder.”

Congress since the New Year has grappled with immigration, spending fights, gun legislation and most recently President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE’s decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election MORE (R-Ariz.), a frequent critic of the president, noted the “short attention span” on Capitol Hill.

“Obviously on guns, you don’t do that one unless you’re forced. On immigration there’s no real deadline,” Flake told Politico.