Maybe Jim Risch isn’t such a bad guy, after all.  Radio callers often vent about politicians.  Risch isn’t immune.  For some he doesn’t pass the Republican purity test and, yet.  In recent months I’ve not heard many complaints about the Senator’s performance.

The portion of my audience giving me feedback overwhelmingly likes President Trump.  They believe many in the President’s own party aren’t doing enough to defend the man. 

Unlike Chuck Schumer, Risch isn’t bowling over colleagues, assistants and tourists to get before the cameras.

Risch is reliably in Trump’s corner.

The Senator is one of the more sedate members of Congress.  Unlike Chuck Schumer, Risch isn’t bowling over colleagues, assistants and tourists to get before the cameras.  Our guy gets up every morning, puts on his jacket and tie and goes to work.

What keeps him grounded is he comes home to Idaho every weekend.  Schumer can fly home in a matter of minutes.  It’s considerably more challenging for western legislators.  By coming home, Risch can walk into his local hardware store on a Saturday morning and get immediate feedback from constituents.

This week he’s reacting to the removal of one of the world’s most heinous criminals and the terrorist’s sidekick.  It’s a major blow to ISIS.  As Risch told Fox News, it’s inexplicable when Democrats and fellow travelers in mainstream media refuse to credit the President for bold action.  During the interview, which you can watch below, Risch also suggested he was briefed in advance.  House Democrats didn’t get the same courtesy.  Why?  Because the President can trust Risch but not Nancy Pelosi and her minions.