Trump Chides Republicans in Friday Morning Tweets: 'Hurry' on Tax Bill

By Susan Jones | September 8, 2017 | 10:28 AM EDT

President Trump speaks with reporters at the White House on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Screen grab from C-SPAN)

( - In between tweets about the approaching Hurricane Irma, President Donald Trump on Friday issued three tweets aimed at Republicans.

Some members of Trump's party were upset that the president accepted a three-month extension of the debt limit offered by Democrats rather than the 18-month extension urged by Republicans.

Trump tweeted:

"Republicans, sorry, but I've been hearing about Repeal & Replace for 7 years, didn't happen! Even worse, the Senate Filibuster Rule will never allow the Republicans to pass even great legislation. 8 Dems control - will rarely get 60 (vs. 51) votes. It is a Repub Death Wish! Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP. Don't wait until the end of September. Needed now more than ever. Hurry!"


Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), normally a Trump supporter, said she voted no on a hurricane relief bill because it included the three-month debt limit extension as well as a three-month continuing resolution, which is what the Democrats and Trump agreed to do.

"I was a no vote, because we have a debt-ceiling increase and a C.R., and we don't get those reformrs that we need," Blackburn told Fox News on Friday. "And I felt like the Harvey and the Irma relief -- all of these packages should stand alone. And not be coupled or have a debt ceiling put on them. Or have a C.R. put on them.

"So I would have preferred to see these as stand-alone votes."

Blackburn was one of 90 no votes, but the three-in-one bill passed with 316 yes votes.

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