On Monday, conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin called out the GOP over their hypocrisy for failing to hold President Donald Trump accountable after he abused the separations of powers.
By declaring a national emergency in order to get funds for a wall at the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump abused the presidential powers and circumvented Congress.
“Republican hypocrisy is so glaring that one can only stare in amazement when self-proclaimed conservatives twist and turn to avoid confronting an out-of-control executive. Sometimes the display of spinelessness is downright embarrassing,” she wrote.
Rubin then shared an exchange between journalist Margaret Brennan and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL.)
They both agreed that the courts will have to stand up to Trump if they wish to stop his national emergency or declare it unconstitutional. Rubin said that they both were “cowardly” examples of people who refuse to confront the president.
“Republicans’ blather, evasion and lack of candor should remove any doubt that the party is now motivated by a single message: Defend whatever Trump says,” she said.
“A political party must be more than a cult. As currently constituted, the Republican Party no longer stands for constitutional democracy; as such, it should be banished from government,” Rubin wrote.
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