CBS News reports:
President Donald Trump will speak Thursday at GOP policy retreat in West Virginia where Republicans will begin to plan out their strategy for the new year. It’s the same retreat many GOP members of Congress were traveling to Wednesday when their train struck a garbage truck in Crozet, Virginia. A man in the truck was killed. He’s been identified as 28-year-old Christopher Foley.
Vice President Mike Pence kicked off the conference by recounting GOP successes, much as the president did in the State of the Union. He also, though, acknowledged the potentially tough task ahead of keeping the majority in the House and Senate. “Conventional wisdom holds that the upcoming midterms are going to be a challenge but I think you all know what president Trumps thinks about conventional wisdom,” said Pence.