Skip to comments.Retiring GOP lawmakers cut loose on Trump
Posted on 04/08/2018 4:16:12 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Few Republicans in Washington are willing to go head-to-head with President Trump, but there is one band of GOP members willing to stand up to the leader of their own party: lawmakers who have announced their retirements.
While its not uncommon for members to feel far more liberated on their way out the door, it has taken on a whole new meaning in the Trump era, where lawmakers are confronted daily by a never-ending stream of White House controversies.
The GOPs retirement caucus has provided some of the most biting commentary on the president in recent months, with Rep. Ryan Costello (Pa.) the latest Republican to jump ship from Congress even saying that his frustrations with the Trump administration helped drive him to the exit.
"I always thought I was freewheeling, but I think I've become a little bit more freewheeling," Costello told The Hill, discussing how his attitude has already shifted in the nearly two weeks since he announced his retirement. "It's a little bit less stressful."
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Headline should be "Retiring GOP lawmakers cut cheese, blame Trump"
When you pretend to represent Americans, it sucks when some bully comes along and makes you do it for real.
People you wouldn’t want to have in your fox hole. They’d hop out to help the enemy attack your position.
“Trump actually wanted us to do our jobs!! He’s a fascist!!”
Feeling tough after eight years on their knees in front of Obama
The President doesnt need 5th column Republicans
I read the entire article: A conga line of RINOs with dubious criticisms of Trump. No surprises.
Someone retiring from the GOP is almost by definition part of the gang which sold America out to China.
They just don’t get it.
Bingo! The uniparty shows it’s true colors. It is not about them anymore, the establishment does not like outsiders ruffling their feathers.
Gee, they’re SO brave.
Doesn’t it make ya feel great to know we have such p*ssies on our side?
No wonder the dems win. They’re scum, but they stick together at least.
Yeah, they’re complete wimps. That’s a good point about the Democrats.
This anger by retiring RINOs means Trump is winning!
Despite 2 years of hate and lies by the main stream media he is at 51% approval among likely voters. Obama at this same point with 90% plus positive main stream media coverage was about 45%.
“I love the smell of napalm in the morning, it smells like victory.”
“Apocalypse Now “actor Robert Duval. He was brilliant in the role. I do not know if he is conservative or liberal but he was and is a brilliant actor.
I completely understand the hatred most Republicans have for DJT, after all he really isn’t one of them. And for that I’m forever grateful.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
It baffles me the number of people Trump is having to carry across the finish line.
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