Congressional Republicans Giggle And Shrug As Trump Threatens Democracy
Congressional Republicans showed that even an attack against them in the Capitol won't change their dismissal and enabling of the Trump threat.
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Congressional Republicans Make Up Excuses For Trump Wanting To Be A Dictator
Trump first said that he wanted to be a dictator ‘just on day one.’ during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. Trump’s comment was the only thing talked about after the Hannity interview aired, so he tried to spin it during a Saturday night speech in New York, “Baker today in the New York Times said that I want to be a dictator. I didn’t say that. I said I want to be a dictator for one day. You know why I wanted to be a dictator? Because I want a wall, and I want to drill, drill, drill.”
It doesn’t matter how long Trump wants to be a dictator. The United States is a democracy, not a dictatorship.
Congressional Republicans, of the party that claims to support freedom, reacted by trying to dismiss Trump’s comments.
CNN asked several Republican members of the House, and they responded with comments like:
- “It's entertainment. You know, we've been around him long enough. It's entertaining.”
- “I think it was a joke.”
- “I think that's probably just fairly kind of typical Trump rhetoric.”
- “We all know Trump uses unique expressions when he explains things.”
- “Sometimes a little baby will spout off all sorts of words that you don't take him either literally or seriously, and that's a bit of what we're seeing, I think, from President Trump and his campaign right now.”
The nation has heard these Republican responses to Trump’s statements for nearly a decade. Republicans claim that a man who is infamous for his lack of humor. Republicans claim that it is just rhetoric. They made the same claim before the Capitol was attacked on 1/6, which should prove to every American that Trump’s words should be taken seriously.
Instead of Republicans standing up for the country, the American people are offered shrugs, dismissals, and enablement.
Trump isn’t a clown or a fool. He is laying the groundwork for the destruction of democracy.