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ExRep Jolly on some 2019 Republicans:"Spineless politicians rotten to the core without virtue without human integriity"

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'Fmr. Republican David Jolly on GOP: .spineless politicians rotten to the core without virtue.
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Former Republican Rep. David Jolly of Florida, who has loudly denounced his GOP affiliation over gun control, appeared on MSNBC to talk about impeachment. Host Nicole Wallace asked him what the Republicans defending Trump are thinking, and Jolly replied:

DAVID JOLLY: These are the moments where my anger is somewhat palpable because you've just got to be honest. These are, in today's Republican party, spineless politicians rotten to the core without virtue. Without any level of human integrity, devoid of self-respect, self-reflection, without courage, and without the moral compass to recognize their own malevolence.

One day maybe they will have the recognition of how they failed the country and themselves in this moment. But that would be giving them credit that somewhere down deep they have the goodness to recognize how to reconcile their own failings with what is right and just in American politics. And frankly what is right and wrong in the eyes of adults and children alike. And there's no other example. And why no argument will ever work for Republicans, and I agree they inevitably will make the case this is not impeachable.

The problem is it requires every single Republican to align with Donald Trump and say that only Donald Trump speaks the truth. That Lt. Col. Vindman, a man of honor and Purple Heart recipient, does not speak the truth. Ambassador McKinley, somebody who's referred to as the "dean of the foreign service core," does not speak the truth. Ambassador Yovanovitch, somebody who dedicated her life to promoting freedom and U.S. ideals on the world stage, does not speak the truth. Only Donald Trump does. And there is no greater example of selling your soul to a charlatan than what Republicans are doing right now in the House and the Senate. And their legacies are on the line just as much as Donald Trump's. We know the character of Donald Trump. We know the failings of Donald Trump. Watching play out in this impeachment proceeding is the failings of a Republican party and every single member that goes along with this.

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What a blast of truth. Sign this guy up, DNC. We need him!


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Former Representative David Jolly: .I Hope The Gop Loses In November. | The 11th Hour | MSNBC Citing the need for a .hard reset. and lack of trust in the GOP, Former Republican Congressman David Jolly says he hopes the GOP loses in November.
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Trump has demonstrated ad nauseum that he is akin to a black hole, sweeping and sucking all but the wise and scrupulous into its vortex. At the same time his cohorts work tirelessly, sparing no effort, to lower the drawbridge in order to mount unceasing onslaughts against the ramparts of democracy. They have thrown gasoline into the surrounding moat of constitutional checks and balances and set it ablaze. To their lasting shame, they are more than content to sacrifice honour and truth on the altar of Trumpism, 'while Rome burns'. Trumps public acts of political self-immolation have culminated in credible accusations being formally launched against him by the U.S. House of Representatives. He ostensibly stands accused of bribery, corruption and extortion. It is left to be seen how well democratic institutions will withstand what is being increasingly described as a constitutional crisis or whether Trump will succeed in turning the U.S. into his personal fiefdom. It is our hope that the rule of law prevails, failing which the descent into the 'law of the jungle' will be a real and frightening inevitable outcome for all stakeholders in democratic governance. The law of the jungle is characterized by mercilessness, ferocity and carnage. In the animal kingdom these phenomena create equilibrium, however if transposed to human society would result in utter, unmitigated catastrophe on a monumental scale. Raw, unharnessed power does not belong in any human society. Behold Trumpism in full flower! Irene Fowler - op-ed member

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Brilliant! I look forward to reading your articles, and I encourage you to write this kind of a letter to the Editor all over the US starting with your local papers first!



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