Members of the Republican Party are starting to fear what President Donald Trump might do to the party as his disregard for lawless behavior is catching up to him.
CNN Republican commentator Ana Navarro explained that if the GOP doesn’t act, they could go down with the ship.
“It’s damaging to the GOP. They paid a high price already; over 40 seats have been lost,” Navarro continued. “Maybe over 40 after the North Carolina situation is resolved, governor seats and legislatures. They paid a high political price for silence and complicity with Donald Trump.”
She went on to say that the GOP is scared and she thinks “they should be scared.”
“Donald Trump is a guy who has no qualms about coming after other Republicans,” she continued. “He prefers to lose the seat to a Democrat. For example, Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) here in Miami than to have a Republican who dares speak up against him or confront him.”
She also noted that there is a whole group of Republicans who hide and refuse to even speak about Trump until they’re absolutely forced to, at least until special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report is given to the Justice Department.
“I think they are procrastinating and avoiding and in happy silence as long as they can possibly be,” she said.
Former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) agreed, noting Republicans lost by 12 points in the midterm election.
“I have always been surprised that so many are willing to stand next to the president knowing his approval is so dismal and so many more shoes are about to drop,” Dent said, explaining that it seems in the short-term they still stick with Trump.
In the long-term, however, it might not be the best strategy.
“Many Republicans are in safe seats and barely won their elections,” he recalled. “Many others are not in such safe seats lost elections.”
Meanwhile, the president seems to be in meltdown mode.
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Trump elicits unintentional laughter in Oval Office meeting: My wars ‘don’t need exit strategies’
President Donald Trump revealed on Tuesday that he does not use exit strategies when planning for war.
During an Oval Office press gaggle, the president was asked if he had a plan for ending a possible war with Iran.
"You're not going to need an exit strategy," Trump opined, possibly misunderstanding the term. "I don't need exit strategies."
Some in the room could be heard audibly laughing as the president answered.
Watch the video below from CNN.
Moderate Dem lawmaker tells CNN why Trump’s ‘appalling behavior’ changed his mind on impeachment
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In an interview with CNN's John Berman, Himes said that Trump has regularly shown that he doesn't care about obeying the law, as evidenced by his decision to completely shrug off his own Office of Special Counsel's finding that adviser Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act.
"Kellyanne Conway had clearly broken the law and she should be removed from office," Himes said. "And the president said, 'Ah heck, that doesn't matter.'"
9/11 first responder busts Trump for lying about helping them: ‘There’s no meeting’
Appearing in CNN's New Day, two New York City first responders trashed Congress for its foot-dragging over providing funding to help those afflicted by illnesses directly related from the 9/11 attack.
Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, 9/11 first responder John Feal first took shots at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) before getting around to recent comments made by President Donald Trump where he claimed he was having a meeting with representatives of the firefighters and police this week.
In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, the president noted the work being done by former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart to help get legislation pushed through, and said that he is taking a personal interest in the 9/11 victims' plight.