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Brit Hume on divisions within the Republican Party


MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE. BRET.>>Bret: FASCINATING. PETER DOOCY ON THE HILL. THANK YOU. LET’S GET MORE ON THE PROBLEMS FOR HOUSE REPUBLICANS AND WHAT THEY ARE FACING HEAD OF THE MIDTERMS. SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST BRIT HUME JOINS US FROM WASHINGTON. GOOD EVENING. YOU HEARD THE STORY. IT’S KIND OF IN THE THEORETICAL SENSE BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS FORCING RYAN TO GET OUT SO THEY CAN GET DEMOCRATS TO VOTE FOR OR AGAINST PELOSI.>>IT’S A CLEVER SOUNDING STRATAGEM THAT YOU HEAR ABOUT. SET UP THIS VOTE EVEN THOUGH IT MAY OR MAY NOT PASS IN ORDER TO FORCE THE OTHER GUYS TO VOTE A CERTAIN WAY THAT WOULD BE POLITICALLY DESCENDANT — POLITICALLY DISADVANTAGEOUS. I DON’T THINK YOU’RE GOING TO FORCE-OUT A WELL-REGARDED AND POPULAR SPEAKER BEFORE HE’S READY TO GO. I WOULD BE HESITANT TO BELIEVE THAT WILL HAPPEN BUT AS WE GO FORWARD, THE QUESTION OF THE SPEAKERS INFLUENCE AS A LAME DUCK ISRAEL. IF YOU ARE THE SPEAKER AND YOU’RE TRYING TO RULE ROUND UP VOTES AND THEY KNOW YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE AROUND AND CAN’T PUNISH THEM IF THEY VOTE THE OTHER WAY, BECAUSE HE HAS THE POWER OF APPOINTMENT TO COMMITTEES. IF HE’S LEAVING, THEY MIGHT NOTN IF HE’S LEAVING, THEY MIGHT NOTT SO EAGER TO GO ALONG. THE PROBLEMS FACING HOUSE REPUBLICANS THIS TIME ARE NOT REALLY WRAPPED UP IN THE PERSON WHO IS THE SPEAKER. THEY ARE WRAPPED UP IN THE POLITICAL GRAVITY OF A PRESIDENT’S FIRST MIDTERM AND THE ISSUES THAT CONFRONT THE COUNTRY.>>Bret: THAT’S A GOOD POINT. CLASSIC PAUL RYAN TO SAY I NEED TO TELL MY CONSTITUENTS I’M NOT GOING TO BE AROUND INSTEAD OF WAITING UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION TO DO THAT. TALK ABOUT THE PROBLEMS FACING THOSE REPUBLICANS. THEY’VE GOT THIS IMMIGRATION POTENTIAL VOTE WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS THEY FARM BILL WENT DOWN.>>THAT’S RIGHT. IT’S WORTH REMEMBERING THAT THIS CAUCUS HAD SOME SERIOUS DIVISIONS WITHIN IT. THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS. BEFORE PAUL RYAN’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE WAS LEAVING. THE IMMIGRATION MEASURE WHICH IS PROFOUNDLY CONTROVERSIAL ON WHICH A VOTE MAY BE FORCED IS A PROBLEM. THE FATE OF THE FARM BILL, AS YOU MENTIONED OR AS PETER MENTIONED, IT’S A PROBLEM. THEY ARE GOING TO TO GET BACK TO IT AT SOME POINT. THESE ARE THE KINDS OF PROBLEMS YOU DON’T PARTICULARLY WANT TO HAVE AS YOU ARE HEADED INTO A MIDTERM ELECTION PARTICULARLY A MIDTERM ELECTION WHICH THE HISTORIC LAWS OF THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT’S PARTY IN A MIDTERM FIRST PRESIDENTS MIDTERM IS 24 SEATS. IF 24 SEATS FLIP THIS TIME, WHICH WOULD BE KIND OF NORMAL, THE REPUBLICANS LOSE THE HOUSE. YOU’VE GOT ALL THAT GOING AGAINST YOU. YOU HAVE THE MOTIVATION PROVIDED BY THE PERSONAL ANIMUS TOWARD TRUMP THAT SO MANY LIBERAL AND DEMOCRATIC VOTERS FEEL AND THAT LEADS TO A HIGH HILL TO CLIMB. THERE ARE SOME NUMBERS THAT MAKE IT LOOK BETTER, THE GENERIC BALLOT WHERE YOU ASK IF YOU WOULD RATHER VOTE FOR DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN, UNNAMED. THAT USED TO BE, REPUBLICANS WERE 16 POINTS UNDERWATER. IT HAS NARROWED A LOT. THAT’S A GOOD SIGN. PRESIDENT’S APPROVAL RATING HAS TICKED UP. IT IS STILL A HUGE CHALLENGE.>>Bret: YEAH, AN UPHILL BATTLE FOR REPUBLICANS.

20 Comments

  1. Wango Bango
    Wango Bango May 21, 2018

    keep fighting amongst yourselves republicans.

  2. Justin Lee 1990
    Justin Lee 1990 May 21, 2018

    Honestly neither parties deserve to be in control of Congress!

  3. Esra Erimez
    Esra Erimez May 21, 2018

    thx for this info

  4. David Sherbert
    David Sherbert May 21, 2018

    Half wants arrests the other half knows they'll BE ARRESTED….

  5. monkeygraborange
    monkeygraborange May 21, 2018

    Paul Ryan is a turdburgler.

  6. David Thornsberry
    David Thornsberry May 22, 2018

    Hey mr. Trump I think you just found your leaks

  7. Dan rich
    Dan rich May 22, 2018

    The founding fathers didn't want a two party system, because of what is going on now. They want Trump out of office. He is destroying the corrupt system within our government

  8. WOLVERINE HATES CNN
    WOLVERINE HATES CNN May 22, 2018

    There's Trump and then all of the deep state Republicans.

  9. Micha EL
    Micha EL May 22, 2018

    I'll vote third party before voting swamp creature repugnicunt or dummyrat!

  10. The Good wife
    The Good wife May 22, 2018

    Soros is funding people to out campaing and lie about Republicans. He need to be arrested for a threat to America.

  11. 1010anka
    1010anka May 22, 2018

    This old fart should be called the drama queen of Fox News ……. he never happy was always against trump always against the success if trump, trump is winning in one and a half years he is bringing up THE CORRUPTION OF THE MIST CORRUPT HUMAN THAT ENTER YGE WHITE HOYSE THE MF BORAK POS HUSSIN SOB OVAMA , still the drama queen never happy

  12. Diane Merwin
    Diane Merwin May 22, 2018

    Be The Heat Crush The Blue Wave

  13. MrQbenDanny
    MrQbenDanny May 22, 2018

    NONSENSE,
    Brit Hume, take your long John Kerry face plus Hillary loving lips to your VOODOO altar and keep lighting those black candles. TRUMP supporters will vote for whoever HE endorses. PAUL RYAN is the 3rd stage of cancer in the Republican party. NANCY PELOSI will be adopting MS13 gang members, the democrats are DEAD.

  14. Richard Babin
    Richard Babin May 22, 2018

    "Popular speaker Mr. Hume…………you must have moved to Colorado…..nice greenery there……..

  15. Light Dancing
    Light Dancing May 24, 2018

    ApPaulling Ryan is a deep state lackey who wants to get out before the sh!t really hits the fan.

  16. leslie
    leslie May 25, 2018

    We Deplorable Mid American;s know Who the gop;s Dividers are as Well as the Guys that trapped Trump on Phoney Dosier

  17. Rick Pitt
    Rick Pitt May 27, 2018

    Brett is a turd

  18. Karen Gossett
    Karen Gossett June 26, 2018

    Really? Fox is number one?

  19. James Bryson
    James Bryson July 30, 2018

    I hear that Brit hangs out with Ryan on weekends.

    Low energy Brit…Brit did you say Ryan was a “popular speaker”? Popular with Pelosi…

  20. abxchange
    abxchange September 6, 2018

    Brit Hume has always been opinionared about our POTUS. Brit is an unfiltered pompous ass.

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