'Chaos and anarchy': PA Republican rep. lambastes 'deplorable' Trump for firing Tillerson hours before election
U.S. Representative Charlie Dent speaks to CNN (screen grab)

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Charlie Dent on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was handled in a "deplorable" way.


During an interview on CNN, Dent spoke about Democrat Connor Lamb's apparent win in Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District, which Trump won by 20 points.

"I think most Republicans realize we're running into a very serious, a hurricane-force wind," he explained. "It's coming and we have to be ready for it."

"If you're a Republican member in a pretty safe seat like this one was, that's where I'd be nervous," the congressman said. "That is really what's going to be the big issue. The marginal swing districts, they know they're in for a fight."

According to Dent, the Pennsylvania election was more about "the national environment" than local issues or the candidates' personalities.

CNN's Alisyn Camerota pointed out to Dent that Trump had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a tweet just hours before Republicans lost in Pennsylvania.

"I didn't like the way Rex Tillerson was fired," Dent revealed. "I thought that was very deplorable -- unfortunate, the way it happened. So, there's a lot of chaos and anarchy and this is just more of it. This type of instability, uncertainty is really not helpful for America or for the administration."

Watch the video below from CNN.