(National Sentinel)Â Politics: The new spokewoman for the Republican National Committee sounded an optimistic tone in her first interview on Tuesday, tellingÂ Breitbart News‘ SiriusXM program that major tax, immigration and healthcare reform — all platforms of the party and President Donald J. Trump — are coming, despite recent setbacks.
â€œTax reform is coming,â€ promised former CNN contributor Kayleigh McEnany. â€œA family making $55,000, youâ€™re going to see close to $5,000 back in your pocket each year. Thatâ€™s coming. Thatâ€™s right around the corner.
â€œObamacare was a blip. We need to revisit it,â€ she went on. â€œIt needs to happen. We need to make good on that promise. But tax reform is coming.
â€œThe RAISE Act, which we know American wages have suffered, weâ€™ve had this vast influx of immigration over time â€“ well, weâ€™re going to help those wages,â€ she promised, citing the newly-introduced, merit-based immigration reform backed by Trump. â€œItâ€™s going to come in the form of the RAISE Act.â€
â€œYes, itâ€™s been six months. There isnâ€™t a major repeal of Obamacare yet, a replacement, but all of thatâ€™s coming,â€ she said. â€œWeâ€™ve got to keep in mind that for President Obama, it took more than a year â€“ nearly a year-and-a-half â€“ to pass Obamacare to begin with. Letâ€™s give President Trump that time.”
Besides, she said,Â Trump has â€œdone a great job already,â€ referencing his executive actions and recent good economic news.
â€œGive him some time because I guarantee you in the next few months, going into next year, weâ€™re going to see tax reform. Weâ€™re going to see the RAISE Act. We will see major legislative victories. But it takes time,â€ she noted.
Show host Alex Marlow pointed out that some GOP lawmakers, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who saidÂ â€œthe RAISE Act doesnâ€™t have a chance in hell,” are against Trump and his agenda (even though theyÂ used to support the same things he wants).
â€œThatâ€™s something that a lot of us find, even if heâ€™s right, we find it very counterproductive that you have Republicans going out and taking shots at key pieces of legislation,â€ he told the new RNC spokeswoman.
â€œEveryoneâ€™s going to have a different opinion,â€ McEnany conceded. â€œYou will have people who publicly dismiss it. Weâ€™ve seen that from the beginning, going back to Obamacare. But we have a president who, behind the scenes, is going to get the job done. Heâ€™s picking up the phone. Heâ€™s making calls.â€
â€œYou know, President Obama was in many ways an absentee president,â€ she contended. â€œHe was not good at picking up the phone and negotiating. But we have a president who is an expert negotiator, and we have a president who is going to pick up the phone and put the pressure on some of those Republicans who are pushing back on the RAISE Act.â€
We shall stay tuned and we advise our readers to do the same.