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Pence to the medium-term objective: Expand GOP majorities on Capitol Hill
Vice-President Mike Pence discussed, 2018 medium-term priorities on ” Sunday Morning Futures.’
Vice President Pence, the trump administration touted the economic progress and proposed to abandon the Reporter “decency” in the White house in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“The reality is, in the last two administrations, the economy grew by less than 2 percent,” Pence said. “And in the first 18 months of this government-we are a little shy of 3 percent in the last year-we are on the right track, at 3 percent or better this year.”
The “dramatic increase” in business investment and exports are proof of the policy of trump administration, Pence said.
On Friday, the Commerce Department released the long-awaited appreciate, showing that the gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018, marking the fastest economic growth in nearly four years. The Obama administration saw a 5.2 percent GDP growth in the last quarter of 2014.
Pence also reacted to the news that a CNN reporter had been locked out of a White house press conference on Wednesday, the following questions that you asked President Trump earlier in the day, while representatives of the press pool. The result prompted displays of solidarity with CNN and other media, including Fox News.
The correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, claimed the White house denied her access to Trump’s Rose Garden statement on trade with the European Union, the President of the Commission, as the officials found your earlier questions “inappropriate.”
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Collins’ questions had to Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the recent revelations of audio recordings of a conversation between the two men. “Michael Cohen, Mr President betrayed,” Collins be heard, asks for Trump in a clip provided by CNN. “Mr. President, Michael Cohen tell you? Mr President, are you worried about what Michael Cohen is going on, say prosecutors?”
The Vice-President told Bartiromo that, while the trombone, the management is of the opinion, “in the freedom of the press,” it was also important for journalists to behave appropriately.
“The maintenance of decency, that the reason in the White house, I think, is a topic that we will continue to work. But I am very confident that, whether it is with this network, or a network, or members of the media, that we continue the work in a manner that ensures that the access of the American people, to this government and all the incredible progress we are making.”
Pence claims that the progress has occurred in spite of the “unprecedented obstruction” from the Democrats and said the Republicans are trying to expand their congressional majorities in November.
“It is remarkable to think that all the progress we have made in the last 18 months, was in partnership with Republican majorities, but it’s been against a never-before-seen levels of Democrat obstruction,” he said.
“Not a single Democrat in Congress to add voted for the historic tax cuts,” Pence. “We literally have more filibusters faced four times in our first two years as one of the last few administrations back to Jimmy Carter.”
TRUMP AMPLIFIED CALLS TO DIG UP THE LEGISLATIVE FILIBUSTER AS THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS NEAR
An upcoming GOP agenda item is not subject to delaying tactics: the Republicans eliminated the filibuster for the Supreme court nominee last year, after the Democrats were almost all United in their opposition to Neil from gorsuch.
Both parties have nominated a history of obstruction to the court of appeal picks — with Democrats, notoriously blocking high-profile George W. Bush, like Miguel Estrada, and the Republican policy of blocking Obama nominees until Democrats eliminated the filibuster for non-Supreme court selection.
In spite of the tension on Capitol Hill, Pence predicted that the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will soon be confirmed.
“We remain confident that, before the fall of justice Brett Kavanaugh,” Pence out of the said that judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Fox News’ Matt Richardson contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.