A group of Democratic senators sent a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump calling on him to stop calling the GOP majority a “Republican majority” and instead to call it a “majority of Democrats.”
The senators, who are all up for re-election next year, wrote to Trump after Trump tweeted Wednesday that the GOP is “only one Senate minority.”
“This is a shameful statement that we are calling on you to stop making, and we hope you will reconsider,” the senators wrote in the letter.
“You may want to consider changing your title, since you’ve made this one clear.
We will continue to work together to protect the American people, and the president’s statement does not accurately reflect the importance of the body in its role in crafting the nation’s laws and enacting legislation.””
The Senate is one of the most powerful legislative bodies in the country.
We will continue to work together to protect the American people, and the president’s statement does not accurately reflect the importance of the body in its role in crafting the nation’s laws and enacting legislation.”
Trump has said that his party should have “went with a Republican majority.”
“If the Senate is controlled by Republicans, the Senate must vote to pass the health care bill,” Trump tweeted.
“If the House is controlled with a Democratic majority, the House must pass the bill.
The Senate should vote to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
If the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something more acceptable, we will have a majority.”
On Wednesday, Trump said the Senate would be “a Republican minority” if Republicans did not pass the GOP health care legislation.
“If I had a majority of Republicans in the Senate, the bill would have passed,” Trump said.
“I would have taken a lot of blame, because it’s not like I was running the House.
It’s not just the Senate.
It would have been a Republican minority.”
The White House has not responded to The Hill’s request for comment on the senators’ letter.