Conservative Columnist Turns On His Own Party, Urges People To Vote Against GOP In Midterms
You know things are bad when Republicans are turning on their own party. Conservative columnist George Will urged readers on Friday to vote against Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections.
Writing in the Washington Post, Will criticized Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border, calling it “the most telegenic example of misrule” and it provided “fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which” independents and moderate Republicans should vote.
Will went on to claim that the number of Republicans in office must be “substantially reduced.”
“The principle: The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of the Constitution’s Article I powers that they have been too invertebrate to use against the current wielder of Article II powers,” he wrote. “They will then have leisure time to wonder why they worked so hard to achieve membership in a legislature whose unexercised muscles have atrophied because of people like them.”
The conservative columnist went on to slam Republicans who have been serving as Donald Trump’s “poodles.”
“Not because James Madison’s system has failed but because today’s abject careerists have failed to be worthy of it,” Will added. “Congressional Republicans (congressional Democrats are equally supine toward Democratic presidents) have no higher ambition than to placate this president.”
He went on to say that “The Republican-controlled Congress, which waited for Trump to undo by unilateral decree the border folly they could have prevented by actually legislating, is an advertisement for the unimportance of Republican control.”