A Never-Trump blogger has released a shocking transcript of a profanity-laden tirade, attributed to a
cowardly anonymous Republican congressman, ripping President Donald J. Trump. Erick Erickson says that the rant is from of one of Trump’s strongest backers, calling him “one of the President’s Congressional defenders.”
(BTW, this is an extremely precise readout. Does Erickson have a recording of this conversation?)
Warning: The following language is explicit.
“If we’re going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherf*cker,” the congressman said. “Take him out with us and let Mike [Pence] take over. At least then we could sleep well at night.”
The entire rant is both unsubstantiated (except for Trump hater Erickson’s account) and filled with anti-Trump bitterness that highlights the disdain that establishment GOP Congressmen have for their own constituents. Erickson’s piece says that Trump won this Congressman’s district easily. The American people elected Trump so that they could sleep well at night.
“It’s like Forrest Gump won the presidency, but an evil, really f*cking stupid Forrest Gump,” the congressman said. “He can’t help himself. He’s just a f*cking idiot who thinks he’s winning when people are b*tching about him. He really does see the world as ratings and attention.”
The conversation supposedly took place inside a Safeway grocery store.
“[I]f we get to summer and most of the primaries are over, they just might pull the trigger if the President fires Mueller,” he said. “The sh*t will hit the fan if that happens and I’d vote to impeach him myself. Most of us would, I think. Hell, all the Democrats would and you only need a majority in the House.”
Does anyone remember a single establishment Republican Congressman going on a tirade about impeaching Obama, or even sharply criticizing him?
“I say a lot of sh*t on TV defending him, even over this, the congressman said. “But honestly, I wish the motherf*cker would just go away. We’re going to lose the House, lose the Senate, and lose a bunch of states because of him. All his supporters will blame us for what we have or have not done, but he hasn’t led. He wakes up in the morning, sh*ts all over Twitter, sh*ts all over us, sh*ts all over his staff, then hits golf balls. F*ck him. Of course, I can’t say that in public or I’d get run out of town.”
This is the precise reason that the public is fed up with the GOP establishment. They pretend to be an opposition party when they don’t control the presidency, and then stab their own voters in the back when they do.
The Congressman seems a bit peeved that the public has caught on to their game. He is correct. They will get blamed – particularly for what they have not done – defend conservative policies that their constituents care about.
“He may be an idiot, but he’s still the President and leader of my party and he is capable of doing some things right,” the Congressman said. Predictably, Erickson characterizes this statement as conciliatory but meaningless in his piece.
The rant, released on the heels of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement, shows a GOP establishment in turmoil. One desperate to return to the old guard. One longing for past days when elected officials did not have to answer to the people who elected them.
But those days are long gone. Recent polls show the American public warming up to the president’s policies. Trump or no Trump, America First movement will continue.
(And Erickson should release the tape if there is one. He can even disguise the voice if he wants to.)