Texas Rep. Markwayne Mullin on Monday urged President Donald Trump to “stop playing the victim card” and “do what’s right for the country” to address the state’s problems.
“The president has been very unwilling to be part of a culture war with the Republicans,” Mullin told reporters.
“We’re trying to do our best to fix these problems.
We need to do it with the president on board.
He’s the president, he has to step back from that.”
Mullin, who is a member of the House GOP leadership, said he would work with the Trump administration to create a framework for the rebuilding of the U.S. economy.
Mullins comments come as Trump has been critical of congressional Republicans for their handling of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, calling them “dishonest” and calling on them to step down.
“What I would suggest is that we all look at what happened with Harvey.
I think that it’s time for all of us to look at it, and that is, do what’s best for the people of Texas, and then move forward,” he said.