The Mashpee Wampanoag's $1 billion casino project in Taunton has hit an unexpected roadblock.
All looked clear Wednesday for a House vote that would confirm the tribe's sovereignty over more than 300 acres of land — including the proposed gaming site.
Then President Trump tweeted. He urged Republicans who previously signaled support to vote no — decrying a "special interest casino bill backed by Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren."
Democrats promptly scrapped the vote.
Now, the bill's backers say the president was unduly influenced by a lobbyist representing Rhode Island casinos — a lobbyist whose wife works in the White House.
This article was originally published on May 09, 2019.
This segment aired on May 9, 2019.