Schiff: Trump ‘Cult’ GOP Has ‘Relinquished Its Constitutional Duty’

Schiff: Trump ‘Cult’ GOP Has ‘Relinquished Its Constitutional Duty’

November 23, 2020

Friday on MSNBC’s All In, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff declared that the Republican Party had “relinquished its constitutional duty and become a cult” following of President Trump.

“The only remaining ideology, Chris, that we have seen of these Republican enablers is, ‘say what the president says, do what the president wants,’” Schiff told the host. “That is now the Republican Party ideology. It doesn’t go beyond that. What he says rules them. They fear angry tweets; they fear primary challenges; they fear retribution, they fear that voters in Georgia may not turn out if Donald Trump takes the ball and goes home. And so we see once again this utter capitulation to the wishes of Donald Trump, no matter how anti-democratic and unconstitutional they may be.”

This is ludicrous for many reasons, not least of which is that Schiff’s apparent assumption that the GOP leadership supports Trump out of fear rather than out of agreement with his agenda to Make America Great Again. Schiff seems to think the GOP should side with the Democratic Party’s radical agenda instead.

“Pencil Neck” Schiff, as Trump has labeled him, then went on to complain that the Senate’s failure to vote for Trump’s impeachment signified that the GOP “has relinquished its constitutional duty and become a cult of the president.” This is amusing, coming from the Party that all but deified its Constitution-wrecking Messiah, former President Barack Obama.

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