Citing reports from “some of the biggest names in the conservative movement,” author David Brooks describes the “cascade of events” that led to Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States, with many of his cabinet nominees being blocked from the floor of the Senate.

Among those being blocked are Rep. Mick Mulvaney, the House Freedom Caucus Chairman; Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; Sen. David Perdue, R.S.; Rep. David Brat, R.-Ga.; Rep to the Senate from Virginia; Sen from Georgia; Rep. Paul Ryan, R., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R–Ariz.

Brooks also details the House’s role in blocking several major pieces of legislation during the Trump administration.

Among these were the tax overhaul, the Keystone XL pipeline, the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, and the nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R.–Ga., to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

Brooks concludes his report with a warning about the Trump era.

“It’s not all doom and gloom,” he says.

“The Trump era has provided a unique opportunity to reshape our nation’s direction.”

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