Skip to comments.Senate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller
Posted on 04/21/2019 8:24:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report poses a test for vulnerable Senate Republicans running for reelection, forcing them to decide how far to distance themselves from President Trump heading into 2020.
Mueller declined to pursue charges of conspiracy, illegal coordination or obstruction of justice, but much of his report reflects poorly on the president and reveals there are several more federal investigations that have yet to wrap up.
While House Democrats will need to decide how hard to go to attack Trump in the wake of the report and whether to pursue a politically charged impeachment process, Senate Republicans have to figure out how far to go to defend the president.
I think Republicans should avoid doing a victory lap. The main thing here was, were the Russians involved in the Trump campaign? Beyond that, the presidents got to defend his own conduct, said Vin Weber, a GOP strategist. Republicans should be talking about other things like the economy.
ADVERTISEMENT Asked what Republicans should do if they're asked directly about Trumps conduct, Weber said, Thats a tough one.
I would probably deflect a little bit by saying this: Weve all gotten used to this being a different kind of president from a different kind of background who conducts himself differently than previous presidents, and beyond that its his problem, not mine, he added.
Some expect Republicans to wait to see how the highly anticipated report plays with their constituents back home over the two-week holiday recess.
Are Republicans privately unhappy with some of Trumps actions in the report? Yes, of course. But the majority of Republicans are not going to go after the president on this because he has not been charged with a crime, said another Republican strategist who requested anonymity.
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Vin Weber, a GOP strategist.
Bush League Republican and Cheap Labor Express stooge.
Bush League Republicans MUST become extinct before the Republic does.
Bush League Republicans want to help the Democrats get a permanent majority through amnesty. Graham is working on the next attempt right now.
For 2020, the ones up are, Flimsey Grahamnesty, Thom Tillis, Gardner, McSally, Daines, Collins, Cornyn, Capito, Enzi, Rounds, Sasse, Hyde-Smith, McConnell.
They all should have primary challengers.
It does US no good to have a bunch of people wearing R jerseys that still want to pass amnesty and give away our country.
We all know where Queasy Mitt stands.
DJT has broken the political order and for that I’m forever grateful.
If indeed the dems gets people to testify that Trump asked them to stop the investigation then dems will go for an impeachment based on obstruction.
and there’s enough weak kneed Rs in the senate to put it through
not psychosis at all.
Holding the senate with these nevertrumpers running will be a monumental task. Collins, Rubio, McSally, Portman, Gardner, not much to be enthusiastic about with this crew.
He was not charged with a crime because no crime existed for which to be charged with. Any republican running against the president puts himself at a massive disadvantage and the only logical reason for them to act thusly is most likely because they are receiving money from open borders lobbyists.
Not “weak-kneed”; treasonous.
What do you mean “tested”?
After all the extensive investigation, they could not find any “Russian influence”
Republicans and everyone else should rally to his support.
The Democrat Media Death Star never misses a trick, or a chance to do an attack run on President Trump...
The Hill wants just 1 more investigation.. who runs them now? Maddow?
Senate Republicans = Major POS!
Here are those up for re-election next year, is there a one of them that you would actually, left to your own devices vote for?
Pat Roberts (not running again)
Lamar Alexander (not running again)
Shelley Moore Capito
Thom Tillis ( perhaps the biggest turd in the punchbowl)
And yet, in most cases, circumstances will demand that we support their candidacies.
Again, in 2022 we have more of the same “flavor of $hit” on the menu.
Chuck Grassley (he’s already 83 so maybe he will quit or die)
Richard Shelby ( he’s already 82 so maybe he will quit or die)
Richard Burr ( the second biggest turd in the punchbowl)
Just think of what the Trump Presidency could have been with all of these “paid off obstructionists” replaced with decent folks who thought more of helping their constituents, than their own wallets?
Trump is like an illegal alien doing the work these imposters refuse to do. This cheap labor thing with AI here and robots there that argument doesnt hold water. At of all of them we dont have one leader.
the presidents got to defend his own conduct, said Vin Weber, a GOP strategist....
And what conduct might that be?
Losing advice from a loser who gets paid by suckers to advise losing campaigns.
I expect DJT to not defend anything but to go on the attack against the rats, the media, and gopos’s like willard.
Remember, the gop idiots went along with unqualified nobama being allowed to run for President. Treason on both sides of the aisle. How pathetic are many of our “leaders”?
So sick of them being called leaders. People in public office are either there to serve to the best of their ability or there to leech.
Same goes for McCain. Ooops, I forgot he is dead now.
I sat primary any RINO that isn’t proud of this president.
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