President Donald Trump on Wednesday bashed the so-called Never Trump Republicans, calling them “human scum.” The move Trump hopes will help him solidify Republican support of him amid an ongoing impeachment inquiry.
“The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats,” Trump tweeted. “Watch out for them, they are human scum!”
According to The Hill, although most members of the GOP have maintained their support for the President amid the impeachment inquiry the House announced late last month, some Republicans have spoken out against some of the President’s recent actions.
“Don’t forget, many of these people were put there during Obama, during Clinton, during the Never Trump or Bush era,” Trump said at a Cabinet meeting on Monday. “You know, you had a Never Trump or Bush. You have heard of those? Those people might be worse than the Democrats — the Never Trumpers. The good news is they’re dying off fast.”
In the same Cabinet meeting, Trump called on Republicans to fight tougher in the impeachment inquiry.
Some notable Republicans have also voiced their support for impeachment. Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich last week said that following statements made by White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney he had reevaluated his previous opinion on the House impeachment inquiry. Kasich said that following Mulvaney’s comments that he believed there was a clear quid pro quo agreement between the President and Ukraine. Kasich now says he supports an impeachment by the House and a trial by the Senate to decide whether Trump should be removed from office.