Each is likely to be fraught with perils to other areas of federal policy like immigration, trade, foreign policy, and more. "I don't think anyone is interested in having a shutdown".
But Flake isn't as well-known as McCain, and he's done a lot more to rile up Trump's backers.
The White House is demanding that the government funding bill include credits for Trump's border wall - a call opposed by Democrats who have the power to block the bill in the Senate, triggering a shutdown on October 1.
"They are trying to take away our history and our heritage, you see that", Mr. Trump said of the media.
"Jeff Flake is an excellent Senator and a tireless advocate for Arizona and our nation". All superb ways to encourage support from a thin GOP Senate majority.
Congress has until the end of September to reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, and so far, only the House has agreed to set aside money for the president's wall along the southern USA border. Trump has himself not addressed DACA recently, but a deadline on the issue looms as well-forcing the administration's hand in an already tumultuous month.
The White House said McConnell and Trump will be holding previously scheduled meetings after the congressional recess. When Barack Obama was president, she was the sole member of the GOP to vote against a series of show votes that party leaders held to repeal Obama's signature achievement, knowing that he would not sign them. The Maine senator, who was one of three Republican senators to vote against a GOP-leadership-backed Obamacare repeal measure last month, noted that she wrote in House Speaker Paul Ryan for president previous year. "And we need to pass that legislation, I think, and then we can go back and appropriate the money to complete the bill on the incremental basis". "We've got to deliver".
Trump has targeted McConnell to reporters and on Twitter in the past after the GOP's healthcare plan collapsed in the Senate.
More people are arming themselves and embracing extreme views, according to Vance. "Your other senator, who's weak on the border weak on crime". Ted Cruz's demands over defunding Obamacare - looked to, again, be a huge problem for congressional Republicans.
There's one crucial difference between 2013 and today, however: Republicans control the executive and legislative branches of government.
"We are going to get rid of Obamacare".
The centrist Republican senator was also asked about Trump's response to recent violence at the fascist-organized rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. What's different this time is in the past, those shutdown threats came from Congress.
"Republicans should have stood up and said, 'We will not let Donald Trump and Steve Bannon and their insane ideology take over the party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, '" Vance said.
Congress returns September 5, and there are only 12 legislative days that month to find at least short-term solutions to keeping the government open and raising the debt limit.
Specifically, I would like to know what U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker's opinion of Donald Trump is. He is a very poor reflection of the Republican Party that I call my political home.