Justin Amash

Vulnerable NJ Republican navigates messy Trump era politics

This is not President Donald Trump's dinner party.

Republican Rep. Leonard Lance, standing in the middle of Ferraro's dimly lit restaurant dining room, says it's not necessary to build a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico. He raises concerns about the White House's promised tax overhaul. And he condemns the brash personalities that have come to define the GOP in the age of Trump.

"His personality and mine are vastly different. I'm comfortable with my personality," Lance says as 19 men gathered for a private meeting of the Republican National Lawyers Association in New Jersey pick through their salads.

In Washington, Lance is often among the...

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