Republicans will stoop mighty low to defend Donald Trump’s outrageous accusation that Democratic lawmakers were “treasonous” and “un-American” for refusing to applaud him at the State of the Union address.
The attack came Monday, at an official White House event, just hours after Trump accused Democrats and former intelligence officials of leaking of classified information.
On Tuesday morning, Fox Business host Stuart Varney asked Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) for his reaction to those absurd statements.
Biggs allowed that Trump “may have been a bit hyperbolic,” but said that failure to applaud Trump was “disrespectful.”
“In the end, they might have some ‘splaining to do when they meet God,” Biggs added.
“Some ‘splaining to do at the Pearly Gates, I like that one!” a delighted Varney commented.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been defending Trump by claiming that he was “clearly joking,” a disturbing reminder of the time she claimed Trump was merely “making a joke” when he encouraged police brutality in a speech.
Trump’s casual accusation of treason, joking or not, is outrageous. It’s another example of Trump’s despotic instinct to quash dissent, and his fellow Republics should be condemning that language instead of defending it.