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June 20, 2018

6-20-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • President Donald Trump told House Republicans he would accept either of the two immigration bills slated for votes this week. But his call may not be enough to push either measure over the finish line, according to Republican lawmakers and aides who said the conference officially found it is far short of the votes needed for passage. (Politico)
  • The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The withdrawal – which had been in the works for some time – came after the United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights began the council’s Monday session with a critique of Trump’s immigration policy, calling the separation of children from parents “unconscionable.” (Bloomberg)
  • Trump intends to campaign for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s primary runoff election, according to unnamed sources. McMaster – who faces John Warren, a former Marine and political newcomer  was among the first statewide elected Republicans to support Trump’s campaign, and Vice President Mike Pence is expected to campaign with the governor Saturday. (The New York Times)
  • White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin is resigning and will step down July 6, according to White House officials. Hagin worked in the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush, and recently led the U.S. advance team for Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. (Reuters)

by Eli Yokley

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