Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge slammed the GOP-led Congress in a rare tweet Monday, accusing the party's lawmakers of hanging President Trump "out to dry" on issues like taxes and ObamaCare.
"Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do everything alone! Despicable. No tax cuts, no Obamacare repeal. NOTHING," wrote Drudge, an ardent Trump supporter.
Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do everything alone! Despicable. No tax cuts, no Obamacare repeal. NOTHING— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) January 30, 2017
A few minutes later, Drudge took Republican lawmakers to task for not yet repealing ObamaCare, despite holding majorities in both houses.
Republicans kept repealing Obamacare while O was in office [knowing would go nowhere]. Now... NOTHING! pic.twitter.com/gejqT9ZEt6— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) January 30, 2017
President Trump has moved at a blistering pace since taking office 10 days ago with a series of executive actions that have ranged from an immigration order that imposed a 120-day suspension of the refugee program and a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from citizens of seven countries, to withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, to reviving the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access pipelines, among many others.
Repealing ObamaCare and tax cuts, however, cannot be done via executive order and require action from Congress. While lawmakers are expected to repeal ObamaCare at some point through the budget reconciliation process, Republicans worried at their congressional retreat last week that a rushed repeal would hurt the party in the 2018 elections.