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Ex-GOP Lawmaker Says His Party ‘Must Condemn’ Trump: ‘This Is Unacceptable!’

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Ex-GOP Lawmaker Says His Party ‘Must Condemn’ Trump: ‘This Is Unacceptable!’

Former GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) took to Twitter on Thursday shortly after Donald Trump openly told Ukraine and China to investigate the Bidens.

“This is unacceptable,” Curbelo, a moderate Republican who lost his reelection bid during last year’s midterm elections, said on Twitter. “Republicans must condemn it unequivocally. Time is running out for them to get on the right side of history. Our institutions and being diminished in a very dangerous way.”

“It’s high time for people to honor our country and its Constitution,” he added in a subsequent tweet. “A lot of Republicans are watching from the sidelines. Get in the game and tell the American people what you really think.”

Trump dug himself into a deeper hole on Thursday when he urged two foreign countries to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Trump said that Ukraine would start a “major investigation” into the Biden family if they were being “honest” about the situation.

“I would say that President Zelensky — if it were me, I would recommend they start an investigation into the Bidens,” Trump said after being asked about a July 25 phone call in which he pressured the Ukrainian leader to look into the Bidens over unsubstantiated allegations of corruption. “Because nobody doubts they weren’t crooked.”

“China should start an investigation into the Bidens,” Trump added.

Curbelo isn’t the only Republican who called Trump out.

Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), an independent who formally left the Republican Party earlier this year, called Trump’s statements an open challenge to “our system of checks and balances.”

“In plain sight, he’s using the powers of his public office for personal gain and counting on Republicans in Congress to look the other way,” Amash, who has expressed support for impeachment, said on Twitter.

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