Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin said in a column for The Washington Post, that the GOP should be dismantled after ignoring President Donald Trump’s attempt to, yet again, gain help from a foreign government to help him win an election.
According to The New York Times, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani traveled to Ukraine to get “new information” on matters important to Trump
“Mr. Giuliani said he plans to travel to Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in the coming days and wants to meet with the nation’s president-elect to urge him to pursue inquiries that allies of the White House contend could yield new information about two matters of intense interest to Mr. Trump,” the report said.
Rubin said that despite it being a possible conspiracy theory, it violated a core essence of America’s democracy.
“Democrats should call this out for what it is: Betrayal of, and disloyalty to, the United States,” she wrote. “This was not a criminal conspiracy, but rather, a betrayal of American democracy. The essence of our democracy is that the American people — not foreign foes — pick our leaders.”
She then said that the Republican Party could not be “rehabilitated” after serving under the leadership of Trump.
“I am often asked whether the Republican Party can be rehabilitated,” she said.
Rubin added, “A party is made up of individuals; in this case, a group of elected leaders who uniformly invite foreign intervention in our election should be permanently disqualified from holding office. They have violated their oaths in the most egregious manner possible and cannot be entrusted with power again. Ever.”
Read the full column here.