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Former MP Barbara Comstock (R-VA) went on MSNBC Wednesday morning, claiming that former President Donald Trump was a “political kidney stone” that the Republican Party should get past “sooner rather than later.”
“Barbara, why are there only two? Why do only Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger see it the way you see it? ”Asked hostess Nicolle Wallace.
“Like I said, 35 House members wanted an investigation,” Comstock replied. “Seven senators backed it, so I want to give more credit to all of these people. Here’s the thing, the information is going to come out. As I pointed out during my work on the Clinton investigation, we got a lot of stone walls. We have hundreds of people who took the Fifth or fled the country. “
“But you know what? The truth has come to light,” she added. “Now it has dragged on and run into the election, you may remember what we worked on, and George Bush won. I don’t think it helped Al Gore that all of these things dropped through an election year. “
“I think, as Republicans, it would be better for Republicans to get involved in the truth-finding, to be at the forefront, to pull the patch off quickly, and to get the information out,” Comstock continued. “It will come out through books, media, documents over time. The longer you drag it out, the longer it will be into the 2022 election cycle and into the ’24. But more importantly to the American people, they keep the danger alive. “
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“I don’t think our democracy is fragile”
“I don’t think our democracy is fragile. I think it’s very strong, ”she said. “I think we had judges in those 61 cases, a lot of conservative judges, who just kicked Trump out of court and kicked him to the curb and thought the arguments were ridiculous. They saw Republicans stand up in Georgia and Arizona. You know, Bill Barr and the assistant attorney general, there are papers coming out where they said no to all of this and said there was no fraud here. You had a lot of people in many different places. “
“I think the more summons we have for information, the more you will find that a lot of people said no to Donald Trump and stood up and protected this country,” Comstock said. “We have to know that too, because there are probably some unsung heroes, whether in the military or at home.”
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“People who might be civil servants who don’t go in front of the cameras,” she concluded. “But we have to know the stress they have been exposed to and we have to get this story out. If Republicans don’t do it now, it will politically harm them and make the threat last longer than it should. “
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“I mean, Barbara, I think the counter-argument to that is that it’s not over yet,” Wallace replied. “Raffensperger may have done heroic things in connection with the 2020 count, but he also made it possible in this state to pass a law on voter suppression that would have disempowered him and his office.”
“I think it’s not black and white. I think the statement that our democracy is in danger is beyond dispute. You talked about the truth coming out. Republicans aren’t even for the truth. They cleaned up Liz Cheney for telling the truth about her leadership position. Are you really convinced that they are interested in the truth? ”Asked the MSNBC host.
“I know it will take a while,” Comstock continued. Margaret Chase Smith, she came out in 1950, she had only six supporters in her declaration of trust that followed Joe McCarthy, but four years later 67 members from nine Senates voted to reprimand Joe McCarthy. Then it was over. I would like to shorten this time frame. Four years was longer than it should have been, but I think in the long run the truth will come to light with the American people, and our democracy usually rewards that. “
“Well, I think we already have a few people with courage in the House of Representatives and the Senate, people who have stood up. Margaret Chase Smith only had six, ”she said. “We now have at least seven in the Senate. We 35 in the house, I think these few people with courage can make up the majority of the people. “
“Most of all, as you can see, Republicans are now very concerned that Trump is supporting very weak candidates who could lose their seats,” said Comstock. “Well I would prefer to have better candidates who are not supported by Trump, but if they lose they will learn that they are lessons that way too.”
Comstock ends their rant
“I think, you know, sooner rather than later, when the truth comes out, the scales will fall off your eyes like they did on Joe McCarthy, and that will be – either it will turn off the cancer or maybe it will you… you know, it’s more optimistic that only the political kidney stone is painful, but we can all survive it, ”said Comstock.
“I think or democracy was built to last. It has weathered tougher things than Donald Trump who is twice accused, failed dude who is 47% and going down every day is not going to be the future of anything that will ever get into the White House. she closed. “If we nominate him, that’s not a good thing, because then we lose. But it won’t be the future for anything except failures and losers. Sore losers can rally around Donald Trump, but sore losers are still losers. ”
This piece was written by James Samson on June 16, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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