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Rep. Thomas Massie: Trump Wasn’t Elected King. Congress Must Retake Power From the President.

Friday, November 11, 2016 8:33
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“November 8th wasn’t the election of a monarch,” says Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky). “It was the election of the head of a third of our government.”

A Tea Party Republican who decided to “get on the Trump train,” Massie says that under the new president he’d like to reverse the “erosion of the legislative branch’s power” that started under George W. Bush. As part of that effort, he wants to see Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) replaced as house speaker. “I’m very concerned about the combination of Donald Trump and Paul Ryan and the implications for our national debt,” Massie says.

In our latest podcast, Nick Gillespie talked with Massie about the GOP’s “implosion,” why Massie thinks Trump has to fulfill his mandate to build a wall, whether he might run to replace Paul Ryan as house speaker, and if he thinks the new president is someone he can work with in promoting his pro-freedom agenda.

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