In a series of biting tweets on Saturday morning, longtime Republican campaign consultant Steve Schmidt relentlessly slammed Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as opportunistic "elected weasels" who are completely shameless as they grasp for power.
Stefanik, who leapfrogged senior Republicans to become the chair of the House Republican Conference after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was ousted and Rubio who is setting himself up for yet another presidential run have become tireless boosters of former president Donald Trump after being critical of him earlier in their careers.
As Schmidt explained, they are not fooling anyone with the sudden turnaround, describing them as 'titanic frauds."
He tweeted, "Each has spoken out against Trump in the past. They were precise in their worry and condemnation of his exquisite awfulness. Each knew exactly who Trump was. The one thing Trump deserves great credit for is his absolute consistency, steadfastness and commitment to the truth of sharing who he really is. They all knew what Trump was because they told us. Then they collaborated and discarded every principle they claimed to hold. We all know this is true. I know it. You know it. They know it and every journalist who ever interviews them knows it."
He added, "They are titanic frauds, elected weasels who share a talent for shamelessness, built on a foundation of cynicism and stone cold belief that their supporters are marks, a type of feeble prey that are either too stupid to notice the contradictions and hypocrisy of literally every spoken word or are too lazy and slug like to care about being abused by constant gaslighting."
You can see the tweetstorm below:
through the wretchedness of this dishonest moment and the nihilistic craziness of the overwhelming majority of elec… https://t.co/s1Y19uAYq1— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1627737134.0
autocratic movement. For me that is the story. It is a continuum that is dynamic and continually unfolding. This pu… https://t.co/vOde2zw3ux— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1627737135.0
It for power and self interest. She’s not an actress. She isn’t playing a part in a make believe story. She is an… https://t.co/kYnueXVBpi— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1627737135.0
On the cancer that has consumed their public character. American Puritanism turned the question of public characte… https://t.co/roikqS5Kv6— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1627737137.0
Sometimes I worry about missing the autocratic forest for the trees.— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1627737138.0