Another Republican walks away from Congress and Trump


Francis Rooney [R-Florida]Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

❝ Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) announced his retirement on Saturday, the Washington Post reports — one day after saying he was “still thinking about” whether he considers President Trump’s conduct in Syria impeachable.

❝ “What’s he going to do to me? I mean, he can say bad things, but it’s just what it is. … There’s a lot of people around who are seriously concerned about being criticized by the president. Seriously. I just want to call them as I see it. I want to get the facts and do the right thing because I’ll be looking at my children a lot longer than I’m looking to anybody in this building.”

Then — Fix it, brother! Leave sparks behind on your way out the door. Someone’s got to start the fire!

2 thoughts on “Another Republican walks away from Congress and Trump

  1. Daniel 5:5 says:

    George Will: “Texodus” bodes badly for Republicans https://www.denverpost.com/2019/10/19/will-texodus-bodes-badly-for-republicans/
    “Of the 241 Republicans in the House when Donald Trump was inaugurated, almost 40% are gone or going. See a trend?
    …If the Democratic Party can collect Texas’ electoral votes — 38 today, perhaps 41 after the 2020 census — as well as California’s 55, it will reap 35.5% of a winning 270 from just two states. Then the GOP will have almost no plausible path to 270, and Democrats who are currently hot to abolish the Electoral College will suddenly say: Oh, never mind.”

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