Reporter Says Supporting Trump Policies Doesn’t Mean You Are A Trump Loyalist

On Saturday, Washington Free Beacon reporter Elizabeth Harrington commented on difficult endeavor for Republicans to effectively repeal and replace Obamacare.

Fox News host Leland Vittert asked Harrington during the interview whether she thought it is conceivable for Republicans to support the actions of Congress and President Donald Trump even if they do not fully back Trump.

“We had the former head of the Republican Party in Missouri on a few minutes ago and he basically made the point that whether you blame the president or you blame Congress depends on which kind of Republican you are, are you a Trump Republican or a conservative Republican?” stated Vittert. “Can you agree with that?”

“I think it’s pretty obvious, to me, that the blame, when you’re talking about healthcare, goes to the Senate Republicans,” Harrington replied.

“Does that make you a Trump Republican?” Vittert questioned.

“That makes you a Republican that’s committed to the agenda, which was repealing and replacing Obamacare after seven years of promising to do so,” Harrington responded. “They had the chance to do so because President Trump won in November. He actually carried a lot of Republican senators who were vulnerable across the finish line.”

Harrington contended that commitment to Republican policies does not mean that an individual is necessarily an avid supporter of Trump. Republicans can back a Trump agenda if it aligns with GOP core policies. Some examples of these issues include immigration, tax reform, and health care.

First reported by The Blaze.