Trump Blasts Republican RINOs Who Voted for Impeachment: 'Get Rid of Them All'
CPAC event sees Trump blast 'traitor' Republicans
Donald Trump took aim at "RINO" Republicans who joined with the Democrats' second failed attempt to impeach him earlier this year.
During the widely viewed CPAC event on Sunday, Trump called out the following GOP senators:
- Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)
- Susan Collins (R-Maine)
- Lisa Murkowski (R-Pa.)
- Mitt Romney (R-Utah)
- Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)
- Richard Burr (R-N.C.)
- Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
He also called out 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of impeachment, including ep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)
“Hopefully, they’ll get rid of her,” he said, referring to Cheney.
“Get rid of them all.”
Cheney said earlier this week that “I don’t believe that [Trump] should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country."
Most of the congress members who voted to convict Trump received massive backlash, with some local GOP organizations voting to censure.
“I will be actively working to elect strong, tough, and smart Republican leaders,” Trump declared.
“RINOs will destroy the Republican Party … and the American workers,” he said, using the acronym for “Republicans in Name Only."
Trump noted how the "vicious" Democrats “always stick together” in how they attack their opponents.
But Trump later said GOP is “united,” adding the majority disagree with “political hacks” in Washington D.C.
He also quashed rumors he was planning on launching a third party.
“We’re not starting new parties. We have the Republican Party. It’s going to be united and be stronger than ever before. I am not starting a new party,” he said.
A straw poll of CPAC showed an incredible amount of support for Trump, with 55 percent saying they would vote for him in the 2024 Republican presidential nomination race.
In a separate question on the poll, people were asked Trump should run again in 2024, with 68 percent saying he should run, while 32 percent opposed the idea or had no opinion.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) released a memo ugging Republicans to unite in defeating Democrats.
“But now is not the time for division, and here’s why: For the first time in any of our lives, socialism has become the unabashed, governing policy of the Democrat Party,” Scott wrote.
“The Democrats are fast abandoning any pretense of allegiance to the First and Second Amendments to our Constitution, they’ll give up on the rest of it in due time.”