11-17-2016, 08:14 PM
Sorry, couldn't link to the original article on WAPO, so this will have to do for now...
After they install a ninth Supreme Court justice, the GOP will control all three branches of government. So it stands to reason that whoever plays a pivotal role in blocking President Trump would be Republican, too.
In some cases, all it will take is a few Republicans in Congress to derail his agenda, especially when it comes to the Senate approving his appointees in the critical first few days of his presidency. Scroll down to the bottom for the math*, but basically Democrats would need to win over just three Republicans to block Trump's appointees. There are at least eight Senate Republicans who ditched Trump during the primaries.
Ten days after Trump's election, the cracks are already starting to show between Trump and key congressional Republicans on Trump priorities like immigration, term limits and some of the president-elect's top advisers.
Here's a list of six Republicans poised to make Trump's life very difficult, should they choose: