Why are they always saying this privately?
Why don’t any of these assholes have the balls to say this publicly?
Courtesy of CNN:
Former Republican congressman Charlie Dent said Thursday some of his former colleagues in the House of Representatives have privately told him they are “absolutely disgusted and exhausted by the President’s behavior.”
Dent told CNN’s Ana Cabrera on “Newsroom” that House Republicans are standing with the President at the moment because of base pressure, but said “they resent being put in this position all the time.”
Dent, who is a CNN political commentator, cited the Trump administration trying to “pivot from the Ukraine scandal” by announcing the 2020 G7 summit at the Trump National Doral resort. The decision was later reversed.
“Moving from one corrupt act to another,” Dent said. “I mean those types of head-exploding moments are just I think infuriating these members and I think they’d like to step out but they just can’t because of their base at the moment.”
“I think a lot of members have to take a hard look at this,” Dent said. “They can be more concerned about their election, or their legacies. And I would argue to many of them: your legacy is more important than the next election.”
But sadly they are more concerned about their reelection than about doing the right thing.
As I have said the only way that we will see these cowardly Republicans standing up for the Constitution is if they are convinced that by not doing so they are doomed politically.
At this point I would not vote for a Republican at gunpoint, but they could at least try to be somebody worthy of our votes.