According to conservative talk show host Erick Erickson, he recently had a bizarre off the record interview with an anonymous GOP congressman in which the rep vented pure rage towards Donald Trump, even suggesting that his party should “impeach” their president.
“If we’re going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherfucker,” the unnamed congressman told Erickson.
In the conservative host’s newest post, he only identified the congressman as “[one] of the President’s congressional defenders” who “has privately decided he hates Trump and wants to unload.”
“The congressman did not want to be seen with me on Capitol Hill,” Erickson explains. “He needed to get some stuff anyway and decided he’d let me walk with him through the cereal and dairy selections at the Safeway near my hotel.”
Erikson goes on:
“He is not happy with President Trump. He was never a die hard Trump supporter. He supported him in the general and never expected him to win. But he did. So the congressman, whose district Trump won, has been a regular supporter on Fox News and elsewhere defending the President. He is happy to be quoted, so long as I don’t name him. He says he just needs to vent. I suggest what we’re doing is one of the reason’s Trump won — a congressman says nice things in public and bad things in private.”
“Everybody does this shit,” said the disgruntled congressman.
“I read you writing about this, about wanting to say nice things when you can and criticize when you need to. He may be an idiot, but he’s still the President and leader of my party and he is capable of doing some things right,” he continued. “But dammit he’s taking us all down with him. We are well and truly fucked in November. Kevin [McCarthy] is already circling like a green fly circling shit trying to take Paul’s [Ryan] job because nobody thinks he’s sticking around for Nancy [Pelosi]. She’s going to f**k up the cafeteria again too. [Lord’s name in vain], at least I’ll probably lose too and won’t have to put up with that shit.”
However, Erickson notes: “He won’t lose” because “His district is very Republican.”
The congressman then went on to describe Trump as the “evil” version of “Forrest Gump.”
“It’s like Forrest Gump won the presidency, but an evil, really fucking stupid Forrest Gump. He can’t help himself. He’s just a fucking idiot who thinks he’s winning when people are bitching about him. He really does see the world as ratings and attention. I hate Forrest Gump. I listen to your podcast and heard you hate it too. What an overrated piece of shit movie. Can you believe it beat the Shawshank Redemption?”
He continued, “they just might pull the trigger if the President fires Mueller,” and that “shit will hit the fan if that happens and I’d vote to impeach him myself.”
“Most of us [Republicans] would, I think,” he added. “If we’re going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherfucker. Take him out with us and let Mike [Pence] take over. At least then we could sleep well at night.”
And for his grand finale:
“I say a lot of shit on TV defending him, even over this. But honestly, I wish the motherfucker would just go away. We’re going to lose the House, lose the Senate, and lose a bunch of states because of him. All his supporters will blame us for what we have or have not done, but he hasn’t led. He wakes up in the morning, shits all over Twitter, shits all over us, shits all over his staff, then hits golf balls. Fuck him. Of course, I can’t say that in public or I’d get run out of town.”
On Wednesday, during an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Erickson defended his decision to keep his source’s name a secret, telling the host:
“No, look, I promised him I would keep him secret,” Erickson told CNN host Erin Burnett Wednesday after she pressed him for details on the representative. “We talked. Had a good conversation, and he knew I was going to quote him. But I would prefer to protect him, particularly just given, I think, his voters and others, particularly the congressional leadership would be upset with him for venting. He is not on the Judiciary Committee. I will tell you that.”
You can read Erickson’s full account of the conversation here.
Let’s hope more Republicans subscribe to the adage, “confession is good for the soul,” and get rid of their Trump stamp. Just imagine if some of these Republicans started saying this stuff on camera before November?