(TheFreedomFlag.Com)- On Thursday, President Donald Trump spent much of the day on the phone with members of Congress, from both parties, discussing the reopening of the United States economy. The president is moving forward with efforts to get the economy moving and the American people back to work, but one Senator he didn’t call is Mitt Romney.
According to Fox News, Trump asked Republican and Democrat lawmakers to work together on a new bipartisan council. The “Opening Up America Again Congressional Group” will look at ways in which stay-at-home orders can be relaxed without risking the health and safety of the American people. It will perform an important role as the Chinese virus continues spreading across the United States and tens of millions of Americans find themselves without work.
In a press release, the White House announced that the president is set to offer guidance to governors across the country to determine their ability to “reignite the economies in their respective states.”
“The dialogue between the president, senior administration officials and the bipartisan group of members of Congress also included a range of topics, namely the need for additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, the international and domestic supply chains, ways to energize the economy, surprise medical billing, clarifying the difference between essential and non-essential workers, mental health, and relief for small businesses,” the statement continued.
A tall task, but one that requires cooperation across the board. That’s probably why Romney wasn’t asked to be on a call with the president. The failed presidential candidate has famously flip-flopped on his support for the president, trashing him in the election campaign, hoping to get a job in his cabinet, before trashing him again, then asking for his endorsement to run as a senator (and getting it,) and finally voting in favor of removing Trump from office.
He’s about as trustworthy as Nancy Pelosi!
According to USA Today, the panel includes “65 senators and 32 members.” 12 senators are Democrats, one is independent, and a further 10 House Democrats will serve in the council alongside Republican lawmakers who make up the majority of the rest of the panel.
The reopening of the United States economy could set an example for the rest of the world, and it will be driven by data, according to the White House statement. States will be allowed to reopen depending on their particular circumstances, and the program is expected to be “layered” and “governer-led.” That means places like New York, which is being hit the hardest, will be allowed to implement different measures than states that have not been hit hard by the virus at all.
Romney will have all the same powers as any other governor, and his state, Utah, will receive the same support as all other states from the federal government. He just wasn’t asked to participate.