This morning, Trump sent out yet another paranoid tweet, calling the investigation into his Russia scandal a “witch hunt.”
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
Republicans – suffering severe and unrelenting backlash at the hands of the exceedingly unpopular President – have started speaking out against the interminable complaints by Trump.
Rep. Walter Jonse (R-NC) said, “I wish the President would stop tweeting.”
When asked if Mueller’s appointment as special counsel was indicative of a witch hunt, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) said, “No, not at all.”
Since Mueller was appointed as special counselor, the White House has maintained its opposition to the development. Today, Trump even said of the appointment, “I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we’re a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country.” Perhaps he doesn’t realize that colluding with an adversarial foreign power to undermine a Presidential election also “hurts our country terribly.”
As Republicans continue to watch their party lose any modicum of credibility, speaking out now may be too little too late. Still, any attempt to distance themselves from the embattled President is undoubtedly a wise choice.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.