Business on Capitol Hill is on hold, as the GOP led Congress had to refocus their attention on doing damage control for the country's Liar-In-Chief.
What could have been good PR for the Trump Administration, passing a bipartisan prison reform bill, had to be put off until the midterms are over.
A couple of reasons have been given:
1) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just didn't want the headache right now, according to one insider. The White House described McConnell's view as, "if you have a strong whip count but a few vocal critics after the election, then I'll care less about the vocal critics then."
After decoding McConnell's explanation you come up with the real reason...
Trump is under such intense pressure from the recent political bombshells that it's rocked the Republican's world. They know his very name is toxic right now. Some may also see the writing on the wall...Trump is going to get into trouble. How much is still speculation, but recent revelations suggest his plate is overflowing with possible future criminal charges.
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2) The biggest reason however is Trump is busy attacking his attorney general publicly, according to a source familiar with McConnell's reasoning for cancelling the legislation until after the elections.
Interestingly enough, some GOP insiders say delaying the bill was an "unequivocal" win for Sessions who had problems with it.
Trump, oblivious as usual to the political implications that go with attacking his attorney general, has been in a meltdown mode this last week.
His ego is bruised and he's defaulted to getting revenge against his critics (see John Brennan security clearance grab), and returned to his favorite refrain that Sessions should have not recused himself from the Russian investigation. Hence, the tension on Capitol Hill and the West Wing.
The GOP is in a survival mode as they wait for another shoe to drop with the increasing probability of campaign violations, and obstruction of justice charges Mueller may file against him at any time.
Chances are, you'll read or see another revelation of corruption committed by Trump today, even as you read this post.
Time for me to walk on down the road...