March Of The Weasels: Trump Should Not Be Our Nominee But I Will Vote For Him!

UNITED STATES - JUNE 7: Sen. John Thune (R-SD) speaks to the media following the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
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Republican lawmakers seemed to be abandoning Donald Trump en masse over the weekend after a tape surfaced of Trump speaking crudely about women. But it’s a delicate dance for some members, and we now have a new category of weaselly hair-splitting.

A total of four members of Congress are now saying they will still vote for Trump for president after calling over the weekend for him to step aside and for Mike Pence to replace him.

Here’s what they said originally, and what they’re saying now.

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Tuesday: “He has a lot of work to do, I think, to win this election,” Thune told the Rapid City Journal, which reported that Thune would still likely cast his ballot for Trump. “But, I’m certainly not going to vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Saturday: Donald Trump should withdraw and Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately,” Thune said in a statement.

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)

Tuesday: “I plan to vote for Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence on November 8,” she said on Nebraska’s KLIN. “I put out a statement … with regard to Mr. Trump’s comments. I felt they were disgusting. I felt they were unacceptable and I never said I was not voting for our Republican ticket.”

Saturday: “The comments made by Mr. Trump were disgusting and totally unacceptable under any circumstance. It would be wise for him to step aside and allow Mike Pence to serve as our party’s nominee,” Fischer told the Omaha World-Herald.

Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ)

Tuesday: “The truth is Scott Garrett’s position has been consistent from the beginning. On Saturday, he denounced Donald Trump’s reprehensible comments and said he believes in Mike Pence. He has always believed that [Democratic nominee] Hillary Clinton is not the candidate whose leadership and policies are right for America. Donald Trump remains the nominee of the Republican Party, and Rep. Garrett has always said he will vote for the Republican Party nominee,” his spokesman said according to the Observer. Scott Garrett’s top priority in this election is stopping the Clinton-Gottheimer agenda of higher taxes, more wasteful spending, and weak national security policy.”

Saturday: “I am appalled that he would brag about violating a woman’s physical boundaries. As a husband and father of two daughters, I denounce his comments and the behavior that it incites,” Garrett said in a statement. “I believe that Mike Pence would be the best nominee for the Republican Party to defeat Hillary Clinton.”

Bradley Byrne (R-AL)

Tuesday: “He will support the Republican ticket on Election Day, as he has pledged to do all along,” said Seth Morrow, Byrne’s spokesman told AL.com. “He just believes that person should be Mike Pence.”

Saturday: “It is now clear Donald Trump is not fit to be President of the United States and cannot defeat Hillary Clinton. I believe he should step aside and allow Governor Pence to lead the Republican ticket,” Byrne said according to a statement posted by a local NBC affiliate.

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  1. More like " Squirm of the Worms " —

  2. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    They were momentarily euphoric at the thought that they could finesse Pence into the top spot - but that balloon burst & the window was clearly already closed ( note how nobody is even discussing it now) - so now they are screwed -have to die with Trump - weasels are doing the “walk-back dance” … barfing word-salad down the front of their clothes and it is a GOP nightmare!

  3. Dither dither dither dither dither dither dither dither dither…

    or is it flip flop flip flop flip flop flip flop flip flop…?

  4. And what will these weasels say when the next revelation of HO’s sexism and brutality comes out? “Sure, he likes to abuse and demean women, but he’s OUR abuser!” Talk about rotten people…party before country, party before civilized behavior, I guess.

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