• Keep Focus on the Economy

    Written By: Mitchell Snyder, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans

    Young people across the state are working hard to elect Republicans to office at all levels of government. Whether we’re going door to door or engaging in debates with our peers, we’re trying to spread the word about what the GOP stands for.

    One barrier, however, is the concern expressed by many people about the future of the special counsel investigation. Many voters aren’t comfortable with the idea of the President personally interfering in the justice process and, potentially, firing an individual appointed to look into Russian actions that may have touched his own campaign. As a result, they’re looking to Democrats as a check on his impulses.

    That’s why it’s so important that President Trump refrain from dismissing Robert Mueller and vow never to do so. Polls indicate the special counsel probe has the support of a majority of Americans, so threats to shut it down will only cost Republican support among centrist and swing voters.

    Elections are what we spend time talking about. Instead of wasting that valuable time talking about the Russia probe, President Trump and Republicans should instead focus on our strong suit — the economy. More than 3 million jobs have been created since Trump took office, unemployment is less than 4 percent, GDP growth is above 4 percent for the current quarter and the markets are at all-time highs. Economic growth is the key to happy citizens and in turn electoral success.

    This election, Republicans up and down the ballot should spend less time talking about Russia and more about the economic successes of the last two years. Hopefully, the President will let them stay on message and allows the special counsel investigation to conclude without interference.