David Jolly, a former Republican lawmaker from Florida, scorched the current state of the GOP Senate majority on Twitter.
The former congressman, who represented Florida’s 13th Congressional District from 2014-2017 but left the GOP in September, has been an outspoken critic of his former party in the age of Trump — and he blasted his former party on Twitter as morally vacuous.
“Let’s be honest, if Jeffrey Epstein was Trump’s next nominee for the Supreme Court, every Republican Senator would vote to confirm him,” Jolly tweeted.
Let’s be honest, if Jeffrey Epstein was Trump’s next nominee for the Supreme Court, every Republican Senator would vote to confirm him.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) December 7, 2018
Epstein, a billionaire financier convicted of sex crimes in 2008, has returned to the news after the Miami Herald investigated a secret plea agreement reached with former federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta — now President Donald Trump’s secretary of labor.
Senate Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in October despite credible sexual assault allegations against him, and Trump endorsed credibly accused child predator Roy Moore last year for the U.S. Senate in Alabama.
Epstein, a friend of Trump, former president Bill Clinton, Trump apologist Alan Dershowitz and many other rich and powerful men, was accused of sexual assault by dozens of girls and young women, but pleaded guilty to served just 13 months in jail after prosecutors allowed him to plead guilty to soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.
Some of his victims are suing to undo the plea agreement, which they argue violated the federal Crime Victims Act because they were not consulted.