Political journalists in Washington, D.C., have been calling Republicans in Congress privately despised President Trump, but some have publicly criticized him – and likewise, some have publicly called his defeat for President-Elect Joe Biden Is accepted. Carl Bernstein, a half-journalist duo that exposed President Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, gave 21 names on Sunday night, stating that in private conversations, these Republican senators “repeatedly held extreme contempt for Trump.” Has expressed “and his fitness to become president.
The 21 GOP senators who have expressed their personal disdain for Trump are: Portman, Alexander, mother-in-law, Blunt, Collins, Murkowski, Cornyn, Thunney, Romney, Braun, Young, Tim Scott, Rick Scott, Rubio , Grassley, Boor, Tommy, Maxley, Moran, Roberts, Shelby. (2/3)
– Carl Bernstein (@carlbernstein) November 23, 2020
The 21 senators he named include the names you’d expect, but also some surprises, such as Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.), And Senate Majority Whip John Thun (SD). The other 18 GOP senators are Rob Portman (Ohio), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Ben Sas (Neb.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Mitt Romney (Utah). , Mike Braun (Ind), Todd Young (Ind.), Tim Scott (SD), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Richard Burr (NC), Pat Tommy (Pa), Martha McSally (Ariz) .), Jerry Moran (Kansas), Pat Roberts (Kansas), and Richard Shelby (Ala.).
“With few exceptions” – Romney and Sase, Mostly – “His angry public silence has helped enable Trump’s saddest conduct – including undermining and stigmatizing America’s electoral system,” Bernstein wroteWho is it His own feelings about Trump Clear for a while. He named 15 of those senators on CNN last weekend, stating, “Most, most of these, from what I’ve been told, were happy to see Donald Trump defeated in this election, until That the Senate can be. Controlled by Republicans.
Bernstein said he is “a lot more concerned” now than the end of Watergate, because “Nixon quit – Republicans convinced him to leave, and he did.”