Report: Anti-Trump GOP House Members ‘Happy to Take Out President’ Over Mueller, Looming Loss of Congress
Never-Trump leader Erick Erickson reported Tuesday night via Instagram and Twitter an alleged conversation he had with an unnamed Republican Congressman over his and many of his fellow GOP Congressmen’s hatred of President Donald Trump and their willingness to “take out the President” through impeachment if he fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
This would be their punishment for what they fear to be the loss of their Congressional majorities in the House and Senate come the November elections.
Erickson said the Congressman is afraid to speak out publicly because he would be primaried and voted out by the Trump supporters in his district.
A transcript and embed of Erickson’s Instagram post in which the Republican Congressman is quoted as saying they and others are prepared to “take out the President”:
Tonight I got to spend some time at a Safeway grocery store with a Republican Member of Congress almost all of you would recognize. You will sometimes see him on Fox News defending the President. But he has come to despise the man privately even though he doesn’t say anything in public right now.
We roamed the aisles of the Safeway grocery store so he could complain about the President. He knew I would write about it and is happy to be quoted. He is livid.
“Needless to say I think if the president were to fire Robert Mueller at this point the votes are there to impeach him. A lot of Republican Congressmen are so frustrated and realizing they may lose their reelection that they are perfectly happy to take out the President with them because they all blame him.”
I’ll have a write up tomorrow at the Resurgent dot com.”
Erickson also posted several comments on Twitter about the alleged conversation.
“Tonight I got to go grocery shopping with a congressman. We walked the aisles of a Safeway grocery store while he bitched about the president who he has only recently been on television defending.”
“Best line of the night from talking to a GOP congressman: “It’s like Forrest Gump won the presidency, but an evil, really f*cking stupid Forrest Gump.””
“Same congressman also referred to Kevin McCarthy as “a green fly circling sh*t” already lobbying to take Paul Ryan’s job.”
Erickson replied to Mother Jones’ David Corn and the Federalist’s James Hasson about the Congressman’s fear of going public.
“No way. He won’t. He even said he can’t or he’d get primaried.”
“Oh he even admits it is because he would lose a primary if he said this stuff in public. I’m not defending him. I’m just quoting him.”
“Yes, keeping his job, but he’s pissed because he thinks he is going to lose because of Trump.”
It is a curious take on things by the Congressman. If anything is depressing Republican voters it is the failure of the GOP Congress to enact the Trump agenda. Obamacare is still the law of the land. Spending is out of control. The wall is not funded and in fact Congress voted to stop Trump from building the wall or doing much of anything to secure the border and fix the immigration system. Congress has failed to stop the Deep State war on Trump. And the Senate is stonewalling Trump’s appointments to the courts and his administration.
Erickson’s secret Congressman and his fellow gutless anti-Trump Congressmen have only themselves to blame. Trump is keeping his promises. They need to keep theirs if they want to keep their jobs.