The morning after the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza released a stunning and profoundly obscene interview with White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, one of the Washington Post’s resident conservatives trashed evangelicals for remaining silent.
In a column entitled, “As Trump debases the presidency, the religious right looks away,” columnist Jennifer Rubin called the White House a “clown show,” and noted that President Donald Trump’s religious right supporters don’t seem to care.
“No group has been as blindly loyal to President Trump as Christian conservatives. They have not let religion or values get in the way of their support,” Rubin wrote, referencing conservative Christians who blew off Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood” comments about how he enjoyed grabbing women by their genitals.
Now that Scaramucci’s comments about White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon “sucking his own c*ck” have been revealed, Rubin challenged Christian leaders to “do some soul-searching.”
“What about Trump, exactly, reflects their values? (Taking Medicaid away from millions and separating families to deport law-abiding immigrants?),” Rubin wrote. “The Trump administration is a clown show — but it’s the evangelicals who supplied the tent, the red noses and the floppy shoes. Each day presents a new insult to the office of the presidency and a repudiation of civilized behavior.”
“If Trump nevertheless proceeds to fire Sessions and then order Justice Department officials to fire Mueller (or fire them if they won’t), Republicans will have no remedy at their disposal other than impeachment; they may very well choose not to use it, but then we have the makings of a constitutional crisis on our hands,” Ruben continued.
She then focused on evangelicals.
“The religious right, which intones ‘Judge Gorsuch, Judge Gorsuch!’ when confronted with the series of Trump abominations, should do some soul-searching,” she wrote. “Was this trashing of the White House, assault on civil language and conduct and contempt for the Constitution (the one the religious right thinks is so important that the new Supreme Court justice must protect it) worth it?”
“And if it gets worse, is there any point at which the religious might put country above tribe, morality above partisanship? No, I don’t think it will do so ever,” she concluded.
You can read the whole column here.