Cornyn — a member of Senate leadership who has a strong say over the floor schedule — has made it clear that Vought will be held up until he gets more funding for Texas' hurricane relief, according to three sources close to the situation.
President Trump sought to reassure Puerto Rico on Friday that he was not abandoning the hurricane-ravaged island, shifting his message a day after blaming its leadership for the territory’s ongoing crisis and warning that he "cannot keep” federal troops and emergency workers “in P.R. forever.”
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The White House on Wednesday asked Congress for nearly $30 billion in new funding to pay for a wave of natural disasters, including hurricanes in Texas, Florida and island territories and wildfires scorching western states.
Trump was upbeat and, at times, playful during the visit, often sounding more like an athletic coach congratulating his team after a winning season than a president addressing American citizens at a moment of crisis.
The attacks on Cruz by Trump, which have been continued on a daily basis by his allies inside and outside of the White House, turned a dispute over the federal response to the devastation left by Hurricane Maria into a personal grudge match.
A Puerto Rico mayor’s desperate plea on Friday seemed to trigger a torrent of tweets from President Donald Trump in which he became defensive of the federal response to Hurricane Maria and delivered a harsh critique of the island’s residents.