GOOD MORNING DC: GOP At A Crossroads

Good Morning DC. Paul Ryan, a former Speaker of the House wants Republicans to break away from Trump

Good Morning DC with Chief White House Correspondent  Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer

Good Morning DC! It's Friday and President Biden is getting ready to spend the Memorial Day weekend in Delaware. Before he departs the White House, he will travel to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia to give a speech. 

Today, Biden will propose the highest budget since World War II. $6 trillion in government spending will be recommended for the 2022 fiscal year. Who will pay for all this? American businesses. Biden plans to heavily tax them. His proposed bill will bring the national deficit from $1.3 trillion to $1.8 trillion by the year 2031. Republicans say that Biden's proposal is "dead on arrival."

Also today, Biden will sign an Executive Order establishing the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Krystal Ka’ai has been selected to serve as Executive Director of the Initiative.

Paul Ryan, a former Speaker of the House, used his speech at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to call on his fellow Republicans to break away from Trump. 

"We conservatives find ourselves at a crossroads. And here's the reality that we have to face: If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or of second-rate imitations, then we're not going anywhere. Voters looking for Republican leaders want to see independence and mettle," Ryan said.

Matt Gaetz flew off the handle at an "America First" event in Georgia last night. "We have the Second Amendment in this country, and I think we have an obligation to use it," he said inciting Americans against the cancel culture of the Big Tech. 

G7 is fast approaching (June 11–13), which will mark Biden's first overseas trip to Europe. The White House official confirmed that the President is going to meet in the UK with Queen Elizabeth. 

Kim Kardashian failed a "baby bar," falling short of getting a 560 score in order to pass the exam and get a step closer to becoming a lawyer. She will retake the bar in November. It turns out Kim tested positive for Covid-19 at some point but it was not disclosed to the public at the time. 

And that's a wrap for this Friday morning, May 28, 2021. Thanks for waking up with me. Good Morning DC will be back after Memorial Day to bring you the latest first. 

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