President Donald Trump enjoys a very high approval rating with voters who identify as Republicans. Despite a national approval rating mostly in the 30’s and 40’s, his rating among Republican voters has never dropped below 78%. That is not to say, however, that all conservatives agree with Trump’s actions and politics.
The conservative group, Republicans for the Rule of Law (RRL) has developed an ad urging for politicians to stand up to the president. The group also plans on hitting Trump where it hurts and airing the commercial during the broadcast of one of his favorite shows, Fox & Friends.
Chris Truax, a spokesman for the group, told Newsweek:
“Everybody — Republicans and Democrats but especially Republicans — need to step up and say, ‘Look, this is bigger than the politics of the day, this is about our democratic institutions.’ If we don’t defend them, that will have an impact on our country for decades to come. President Trump still does not want to admit that this happened and that’s wrong, absurd and dangerous. Republicans need to stop enabling this behavior.”
The 30 second clip, set to air next week, will feature clips from the former Special Counsel’s Wednesday statement. The spot will end with the line, “Mueller did his job, now it’s time for members of Congress to do theirs.”
The hosts of Fox & Friends often act as a line of defense for President Trump, especially when it comes to the Mueller investigation. Following the Special Counsel’s remarks yesterday, Ainsley Earhardt referred to his press conference as “so bizarre.”
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