I am posting this as an example of how the Republicans have simply decided it is their way, or the highway.
Republicans Keep Admitting Everything They Said About Obama Was a Lie
He will also go on to say that many of the Democrats ran on reaching across the isle, and this is their opportunity to do so. Yet they still don't seem to be wiling to do so at the same time.White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, appearing on Fox News Sunday, repeated the official administration line that Democrats had to choose between legislation and investigation. Chris Wallace reminded Mulvaney that he had supported a Republican Congress that had engaged in continuous investigations of the White House, reopening probes to chase conspiracy theories even after they had been conclusively debunked.
This prompted Mulvaney to make an interesting confession. The Republican Congress never wanted to pass laws in the first place:
WALLACE: You were there, of what the Republicans did to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on Benghazi, on Fast and Furious. And they got some things done despite the fact that these were aggressive partisan investigations.
MULVANEY: Well, we didn’t get very much done. Listen, I’ll be the first to admit that when the tea party wave, of which I was one, got here in 2011, the last thing we were interested in was giving President Obama legislative successes.
Here is the complete interview. The relevant section starts about 9:55 and continues to nearly the 13 minute mark.