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Congressman Rips Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio For Never Standing Up To Trump

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) said that Republican Sens. Graham (SC) and Rubio (FL) talk a big game, but they have never stood up to Trump on a moral issue.


Rep. Maloney said on MSNBC:

I want to see action. Sometimes in politics, you have a moral dilemma staring you straight in the face. This is not the first U.S. Ally to kill somebody. This is not the first type an American president has practiced realpolitik. There are times where a moral dilemma is right in front of you, and you have to choose, and Congress is going to have to do this because the president will not.

And those guys will talk a good game but when, when has Marco Rubio or Lindsey Graham ever, ever stood up to this president on a moral issue and said no more? They’re out of session, and we’re not back until after the election. If you want an argument for changing control of Congress, that’s one. Because you need real oversight and real independence, and the Article One branch ought to do something if the president is going to take a dive for these killers in Saudi Arabia.

Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham Are All Talk And No Action On Trump

The Republican doubletalk on Trump has worn out its welcome. Republicans have always been all talk and no action on Trump. Their lack of action and backbone is how Trump was able to win their party’s presidential nomination in 2016. The gameplan for all of these Republicans is to talk a big game, but when push comes to shove, cave to Trump.

Republicans are never going to hold Trump accountable or force him to do the right thing. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney nailed it. The only way that Congress will ever begin to fill its constitutional role again is if Democrats are in control.

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