Former Fox News contributor George Will says voters must punish Republican “poodles” during the midterm elections to “quarantine” the president.
An op-ed in Friday’s Washington Post by the long-time political pundit and conservative calls for voters to end the “carnage of Republican misrule” in Washington. Mr. Will claimed the “most telegenic example” of a need to oust Republicans exists with the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy regarding illegal immigrants along the U.S. southern border.
“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,” Mr. Willwrote.
He went onto claim House Speaker Paul Ryan “sold his soul … for a tax cut” and that Mr. Trump was a like a “king” who “attracts, and is attracted to, louts.”
The columnist went on to rip Mr. Trump as a “Vesuvius of mendacities” before concluding: “In today’s GOP, which is the president’s plaything, he is the mainstream. So, to vote against his party’s cowering congressional caucuses is to affirm the nation’s honor while quarantining him. A Democratic-controlled Congress would be a basket of deplorables, but there would be enough Republicans to gum up the Senate’s machinery, keeping the institution as peripheral as it has been under their control and asphyxiating mischief from a Democratic House.”
Mr. Will has been a consistent critic of the president and his supporters. The pundit referred to Mr. Trump’s base as “scowling primitives” in June 2017.
“America needs a reminder of conservatism before vulgarians hijacked it, and a hint of how it became susceptible to hijacking,” he wrote.
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