Senate Republicans

Republican backlash trickles in on Trump's racist tweets

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President Trump's racist tweets over the weekend attacking Democratic congresswomen of color are beginning to draw some pushback from his Republican colleagues.

What they're saying: Republicans have begun to condemn the president's comments — with Michigan Rep. Fred Upton saying that he was "appalled" and found the president's rhetoric "flat out wrong and uncalled for."

The GOP isn't worried about its Affordable Care Act lawsuit

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) speaks with US Senators John Barrasso (L), John Cornyn (R) and John Thune
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) with John Barrasso (L), John Cornyn (R) and John Thune. Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Senate Republicans aren't sweating the prospect of the courts striking down the entire Affordable Care Act, insisting they'd be able to act quickly to repair the damage — despite their inability to coalesce around a replacement plan at any point over the past decade.

Driving the news: "Do I hope the lawsuit succeeds? I do," Sen. Kevin Cramer told Politico. "What I wish is we had some idea where we are going if it does succeed, as it looks more and more like it might."