A key Republican lawmaker in Washington D.C. delivered a chilling warning about President Donald Trump this week.
Congressman Darrell Issa, a Republican of California, attended a town hall meeting in his district where he was confronted by a Republican constituent who told him, “I am afraid of President Donald Trump.” Issa refused to defend Trump and admitted he never wanted to see Trump become president in the first place.
What do you think – is Congressman Issa sincere in shunning Trump, or is he just trying to score political points from his anti-Trump constituents?
Issa is a wealthy Republican businessman and former chair of the influential House Oversight Committee. In other words, he is one of the most influential lawmakers in Washington D.C. The fact that he’s rejecting Trump like this is a big deal and it shows just how terrible their party is doing.
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) distanced himself from President Trump when confronted at a raucous town hall Saturday, telling voters that he would have preferred Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to be president.
Issa was confronted by a Republican constituent who said he feared President Trump’s agenda.
“I voted for Reagan, I voted for both Bushes, and I never voted for Obama,” he explained to Issa. “However, I am afraid of President Donald Trump.”
Issa wouldn’t defend Trump, and instead pointed to his own support for Rubio during the 2016 Republican primary as a defense.
“I was out of the district campaigning all over for [Marco] Rubio,” Issa responded. “He was my first choice.”
Issa campaigned for Rubio during the primary, but eventually endorsed Trump after Rubio dropped out following a poor performance in Florida’s primary.
It is not an exaggeration to say that the Republican party is completely crumbling before our eyes. Trump is historically unpopular and politicians are scrambling to distance themselves from him.
The news has been filled in recent weeks with reports of Republicans turning their backs on Trump. Read more, from Liberal Speak’s previous coverage:
One of the most influential state Republican leaders in America just took a brave stand against President Donald Trump.
Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is a Republican, but he’s joining with more than a dozen other Democratic governors across the country to reject the Trump administration’s latest anti-environmental moves. Trump announced last week that he would end U.S. involvement in the global climate change agreement, but these governors are vowing to do their part to reach the goals laid out in the Paris agreement.
This is a major turning point in the destruction of the Republican Party – Trump is so unpopular that fellow Republicans are breaking ties with him like never before in modern American political history.