Ronna Romney McDaniel, the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC), warned on Thursday that voters will reject Republican lawmakers if they don’t fulfill campaign promises, The Hill reports.
“I have to bring the grassroots to Washington and tell our legislators, if we don’t do the things that we campaigned on, we will see our voters turn their back on us in 2018”, Romney McDaniel said.
She further added that “voters are happy with President Trump’s focus on repealing and replacing ObamaCare and enacting tax reform”, but they want to see Congress follow suit.
“They’re very pleased with the president. He’s enacted deregulation, he’s restored America’s standing as a leader in the world, but they need to see Congress act and do the things that we campaigned on”, she added.
Earlier this week, Trump put new pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get rid of the filibuster to speed the process on legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare and implementing tax reforms.
Meanwhile, Trump urged Republican senators to invoke the so-called nuclear option and “switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and tax cuts approved, fast and easy.”
Moreover, senators were already planning to tackle healthcare and tax reform using the process of reconciliation, which allows budget-related bills to pass the Senate with just 51 votes. Trump on Wednesday urged Republican senators to pass a healthcare bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare.