House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday launched political grenades at Mitt Romney, arguing that Republicans haven’t coalesced behind the GOP frontrunner because they don’t believe he can beat President Barack Obama in November.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t think its important if members of Congress attend the Democratic convention. She sees a path to taking back control of the House by winning districts in California, Illinois and Texas, and she chastises Mitt Romney for not following his father’s example in releasing his tax returns.
The conservative Cantor, a tea party favorite, is the first top House Republican leader to make an endorsement in the GOP race for a nominee to take on President Barack Obama in November.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee Sunday, and another key conservative, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, also announced he was backing the former Massachusetts governor.
Undoubtedly, House Speaker John A. Boehner and Representative Eric Cantor, the majority leader, will move mountains to make sure House Republicans and the Romney campaign speak and act in lockstep toward the greater goal of defeating President Obama in November and retaining the House. At the same time, Mr. Obama has shown a desire to take advantage of the public’s low regard for Congress by likening Mr. Romney’s agenda to that of House Republicans.
Mr. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, and House Republicans diverge on some legislative issues — notably what to do about Chinese currency manipulation, an issue that has become a centerpiece of the Romney campaign. And that could further highlight the differences within the Republican Party.
McMorris Rodgers said she will organize weekly meetings with House members to fill them in on Romney’s travels and messaging. She also hopes to coordinate more contact between Romney’s policy advisers and House members with expertise in particular areas.
As one of the House’s most visible working women — she is the first member of Congress ever to give birth twice while serving on Capitol Hill — her selection serves as a concrete GOP counterpunch to Democratic allegations that Republicans have been unfriendly to women’s rights.
Mitt Romney announced today that U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wa.) will serve as the campaign’s point person in the U.S. House of Representatives. In this role, she will serve as liaison between the campaign and the Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives. She will partner with U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), who has spearheaded the campaign’s congressional outreach efforts since last fall and will continue to serve as the campaign's liaison to the U.S. Senate.
Mitt Romney today made the following statement on the vote on the budget passed by the U.S. House of Representatives:
“We are making progress. The House of Representatives has unanimously rejected President Obama’s vision of an America with higher taxes, unlimited spending, and expansive government. Owing in no small part to the leadership of Paul Ryan, it has put conservative fiscal principles into action and passed a bold budget that directly addresses the drivers of our nation’s spending crisis. The House budget and my own plan share the same path forward: pro-growth tax cuts, getting federal spending under control, and strengthening entitlement programs for future generations.