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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson Perturbed By Trump Controversies

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At least one member of Idaho's entirely Republican congressional delegation is getting flustered by the controversies swirling around the Trump White House. Representative Mike Simpson isn’t mincing words in a recent Politico article.

Simpson says he doesn't pay attention to what's happening with the Trump administration because he doesn't care. The congressman, who’s serving his tenth term in the House, made the comments in an article titled “Republicans Lament An Agenda In Quicksand.” He goes on to say he thought Donald Trump would eventually learn to govern, but Simpson says he's not seen anything to indicate that's happening.

Simpson hasn't shied away from voicing his misgivings about President Trump in the past. After the firing of FBI Director James Comey, Simpson said he'd believe the ousted FBI Director's version of events over Trump's. Simpson has been one of relatively few conservative voices calling for an independent commission to look into the ties between the president and Russia.

During last year’s election, Simpson did not endorse Donald Trump for the presidency. Following the October release of a video where the president boasted about assaulting women, Simpson called the comments deplorable and said Trump was unfit to be president.

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