The Republican party has been presenting themselves in a certain way for decades. They were for limited government, low taxes and social conservatism. Donald Trump, who became the party’s standard bearer in 2016, though, represents none of those things.
While people like Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham mocked Trump during the Republican primaries, they quickly fell in line behind Trump. And regardless of what Trump has done, even when he’s trying to destroy democracy, he’s had plenty of GOP support. On Saturday night, Jake Tapper mockingly thanked Trump for exposing the GOP’s hypocrisy.
While discussing the recent Texas lawsuit, the CNN host told viewers, “18 state attorneys general, some U.S. Senators, and a majority of the House Republican caucus — 126 members — supported it. President Trump did us a favor by exposing these elected officials.”
Tapper continued, “They are definitionally people who signed on to a desperate desire to subvert the will of the American people, to disenfranchise voters in Georgian, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan based on lies and conspiracy theories, putting an immoral and corrupt power grab above democracy. President Trump did us a favor by revealing to us that those individuals are who they are.”
The CNN host closed:
“President Trump made House Republicans go on the record. He made them stand and be counted and 126 of them, including Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican whip Steve Scalise, they actually signed their names to this. This unconservative, undemocratic, un-American mendacious joke of a lawsuit that would disenfranchise millions of their fellow Americans.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.