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Ex GOP Rep. Curbelo: Republicans Need to Get on Right Side of History

While most Republicans currently serving in public office have been silent on Donald Trump’s Ukraine situation, many former GOP lawmakers have not been. Justin Amash had called for impeachment in May, long before the current scandal. Former senator Jeff Flake said if the vote was taken blindly, most Republican senators would vote for the President’s impeachment.

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Former Florida congressman Carlos Curbelo has become the latest former lawmaker to urge action against Trump. Curbelo tweeted that time is getting short for Republicans to get on the right side of history.

The moderate Curbelo has served in Florida’s 26th district from 2015 through 2019. He lost his reelection bid to Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in 2018. After his loss, the former lawmaker said, “[the GOP] has to understand that if we’re going to have a small government, free enterprise party in America, that Trumpism isn’t the future for such a party.”

On Thursday, the former congressman had a strong reaction to Donald Trump requesting China investigate Joe Biden. He tweeted, “This is unacceptable. Republicans must condemn it unequivocally. Time is running out for them to get on the right side of history. Our institutions and being diminished in a very dangerous way.”

Curbelo urged the members of his party to end their silence on the President recent actions. He continued, “It’s high time for people to honor our country and its Constitution. A lot of Republicans are watching from the sidelines. Get in the game and tell the American people what you really think.”

The GOP has yet to respond to Curbelo’s critiques.



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