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Wisconsin's congressional delegation prepares for Trump administration

Wisconsin's congressional delegation...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wisconsin's congressional delegation is preparing for what life will be like in the nation's capitol working with the Trump administration.

After the celebrations end and the focus shifts to policy, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he expects some of the Trump team to be frustrated by the shift from business to government.

"These are men and women who have watched the political scene, they see the dysfunction here (and) it's why they're stepping up to the plate," Johnson said. "They want to serve and bust through the dysfunction. They're not going to be particularly patient. They will get frustrated, there's no doubt about it. There's nothing easy here."

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) said Trump clearly has a lot of work to do to gain Wisconsinites' trust.

"He said the day after the election he wanted to be president for all Americans, so I think that's part of the test," Baldwin said.

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) said it's likely the president-elect and congressional Republicans will disagree on some key issues.

"Mr. Trump is not a conservative right-wing ideologue, he's a pretty moderate guy if you look at the body of his statements," Duffy said. "There's a lot of things that will probably anger Republicans and delight the more liberal wing of the Democrat party in Madison."


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