By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight
The openness and intensity of the opposition to President Trump among Republicans in Washington seem to have jumped up a level, at least anecdotally:
- Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and others have criticized him for suggesting that he would fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions;
- Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and others have openly said that the Senate won’t keep pushing to pass an Obamacare repeal even if Trump wants them to;
- and Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona sharply attacks the president in his new book.
But did you notice a pattern in the examples above? They all involve senators, not House members.