Former Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) appeared on MSNBC with host Nicolle Wallace and explained how Republicans need to cut former President Donald Trump off. Even though he lost the presidential race over seven months ago, Trump is trying to cling to some sort of power. The twice-impeached one-term president’s grip on the Republican party is steadfast for some reason. Comstock took issue with that.
“I know it’s going to take a while,” Comstock said. “Margaret Chase Smith, she came out in 1950, she only had six supporters going after Joe McCarthy, but four years later, 67 members and 9 senators voted to censure Joe McCarthy. I would like to shorten that timeline. Four years was longer than it should have been, but I think, in the long run, the American people, the truth comes out, and our democracy usually rewards that. So, I think a few people with courage, we already have them in the House and Senate, people who have stood up. Margaret Chase Smith only had six. We at least have seven in the senate now, 35 in the house, and I think those fee people with courage can make a majority of people, particularly, as you see, republicans are now very concerned that Trump is out there endorsing very weak candidates who could lose them seats.”
She didn’t hold back.
“I do think, you know, sooner rather than later, with the truth coming out, the scales will fall from the eyes, the way they did with Joe McCarthy, and this will be either it’s cutting out the cancer or maybe, you know, more optimistically, it’s passing of the political kidney stone that’s painful, but we can all survive it,” she said. “I do think or democracy was built to last; it’s lasted through tougher things than Donald Trump, who is two times impeached, failed guy, who at 47 percent, going down every day, is not going to be the future of anything that will ever get to the White House. If we nominate him, yeah, that’s not good, because then we lose, but he’s not going to be the future of anything. Except for failure. Sore loser. Sore losers everywhere can rally around Donald Trump, but sore losers are still losers.”
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The problem here is that it’s always “former” officials with the GOP speaking out instead of those in office. And while we appreciate her candor, our democracy is at stake, so Republicans in office need to grow a pair.
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