Ex-GOP congressman reveals the trap Republicans are walking into that could cost them the 2020 election
Lindsey Graham. (AFP Photo/MICHAEL REYNOLDS)

On Saturday, in a panel discussion on MSNBC's "AM Joy," former GOP congressman David Jolly outlined a major risk for Republicans in 2020 as they try to move beyond special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia.

Specifically, Jolly and his fellow panelists pointed to Senate Republicans' attempts, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), to change the subject and open an investigation into whether the FBI agents who investigated Russia gave Hillary Clinton a pass on her emails — at the same time that senators led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seem all but certain to kill any potential attempt by the House to impeach President Donald Trump.

As Jolly noted, that could backfire in a big way.

"The more fascinating thing to me, Joy, is, are the Republicans really going into the 2020 still running against Hillary Clinton?" said Jolly. "Somebody who last held office, I think, eight years ago as secretary of state?"

"So Democrats have Mayor Pete and Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, Eric Swalwell, all these new young voices, and Republicans want to run against Hillary Clinton in 2020," said Jolly. "They are morally and intellectually bankrupt."

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