Earlier this week conservative pundit Erick Erickson published a conversation he had with a GOP Congressman who has had enough of the Trump era.
The Congressman admitted to being “pro-Trump” for the cameras, but secretly he’s been seething about atmosphere that he says the President has created in Washington.
“I read you writing about this, about wanting to say nice things when you can and criticize when you need to. He may be an idiot, but he’s still the President and leader of my party and he is capable of doing some things right,” he says before conceding it’s usually other people doing the right things in the President’s name. “But dammit he’s taking us all down with him. We are well and truly f**ked in November. Kevin [McCarthy] is already circling like a green fly circling sh*t trying to take Paul’s [Ryan] job because nobody thinks he’s sticking around for Nancy [Pelosi]. She’s going to f**k up the cafeteria again too…
“Judiciary is stacked with a bunch of people who can win re-election so long as they don’t piss off Trump voters in the primary. But if we get to summer and most of the primaries are over, they just might pull the trigger if the President fires Mueller. The sh*t will hit the fan if that happens and I’d vote to impeach him myself. Most of us would, I think. Hell, all the Democrats would and you only need a majority in the House. If we’re going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherf**ker. Take him out with us and let Mike [Pence] take over. At least then we could sleep well at night,” he said before going off on a tangent about how the situations with Russia and China scare him…”
The entire piece is scathing, and should be read, if only to understand what the President is dealing with on Capitol Hill.
Erickson sat down with CNN’s Erin Burnett to discuss his piece, and to talk about the possibility that the GOP would support impeachment… if it came down to it.
Erin Burnett: He told you that he would vote to impeach him, which I thought was pretty stunning.
He also said, it’s like Forrest Gump won the presidency. This is what you quote him saying. But an evil, really evil bleeping stupid Forrest Gump. He can’t help himself. He’s just a bleeping idiot who thinks he’s winning when people are bleeping about him. He really does see the world as ratings and attention.
And then again, he went on to tell you he would vote to impeach him. That’s a really crucial point, from what you talk about —
Eric Erickson: Yes, I think it is.
Erin Burnett: and I’m going to make this point in a moment. You’re not a fan of the president. You’re a Republican, but not a fan of the president, right?
Eric Erickson: Right.
Erin Burnett: But do you really think people you’re talking to that are publicly fans that they are going that far, that they would vote to impeach?
Eric Erickson: No, I actually don’t. And I think that was part of his point, as well, that I would try to capture that. Unless the president fires Mueller, this isn’t going anywhere.
And even if he does fire Mueller, if these Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, which would be the initial step, if they’re in primaries, they’re not going to do anything. There are a series of ifs along the way.
But there certainly is a growing frustration with the president, that this congressman among many others is behind the scenes, starting ting to be more open about.
Erin Burnett: So, the article got a lot of people talking. Erick, it’s a good read, all right?
Eric Erickson: Yes.
Erin Burnett: And it’s a pretty incredible thing that you’re going to have someone come out and say all this.
Eric Erickson: Yes.
Some pretty heavy stuff there. The question is, what do we do about it?
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