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 CollinsRosenstein faces Trump showdown Kavanaugh: I'm asking for a 'fair process' Collins: Second Kavanaugh accuser should speak with Senate panel under oath  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 TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE’s decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week Police arrest 128 protesting Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill GOP launches counteroffensive on Kavanaugh 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.