Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), who used to serve as the House Intelligence Committee chair, compared Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to support President Trump’s insistence on a national emergency to eating “a manure sandwich.”
“You’re watching Mitch McConnell eat a manure sandwich in this whole process,” he told CNN’s “New Day” Friday morning. “I think what he said is, ‘listen, I’m weighing the fact that another government shutdown is pretty damaging to the country,’ and I think he believes that and also the party. … And I think he probably thought, ‘if I can get past this, I’ll deal with the other.’ The other being the President’s interest in a national emergency.”
“You’re watching Mitch McConnell eat a manure sandwich in this whole process” -former House Intelligence Chairman @RepMikeRogers on McConnell saying Trump would sign bill to avoid a shutdown and declare a national emergency at the same time. https://t.co/ufFuK0DgjO pic.twitter.com/PQrSXfS9l3
— New Day (@NewDay) February 15, 2019
McConnell reportedly talked Trump into signing the bipartisan spending bill after the President threatened to pull out on Thursday afternoon by vowing to get Republicans to support his interest in declaring a national emergency.