Filed under infighting is funny:
GOP leaders were left cringing by Trump’s vow to take responsibility for a partial shutdown and his promise not to blame Democrats. Asked if he had seen the exchange on television, Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), said, “I did, unfortunately. I wish I didn’t.”
Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) threw up his hands when asked about his reaction. “I heard it was very entertaining television,” he said.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), who urged the president in a private meeting before Thanksgiving not to shut down federal agencies over the border wall, said he would have handled it differently. “I’ve never said that myself. I’m always trying to work to fund the government,” he said.