‘Morning Joe’ Guest: The Senate Is Now a ‘Donald Trump Defense Fund’

‘Morning Joe’ Guest: The Senate Is Now a ‘Donald Trump Defense Fund’

Guy Cecil, chairman of Priorities USA, told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday that there is little chance Republicans will turn against President Donald Trump. Cecil was speaking ahead of impeachment hearings that could be devastating to the President.

Morning Joe regular Mike Barnicle asked Cecil about Republican’s behavior and what might happen to the party.

“I think the reality is throughout this whole process what we’ve seen is that the Republican Party continues to move the goalposts for what is acceptable behavior,” Cecil said.

“I don’t think it’s gonna be easy to retain or regain some sort of sense of code or honor inside the Republican Party.”

“Look, they spent an entire year defending a presidential candidate that attacks a war hero from Vietnam. They attacked Gold Star parents. They protected him the entire way through that campaign. So why would we expect them to behave any differently now that he’s President of the United States?”

“The Senate has continually showed that they are a Donald Trump defense fund,” Cecil said. “They are not an independent branch of government. They basically take orders from this president, they do exactly what he wants them to do, and they do not care about the consequences, all because they think they’re going to get a couple of judges on the court, they think they can overturn Roe v Wade, they think that they can drive down taxes for the very rich. All of this is in service of those things.”

“They have shown and demonstrated, and we’ve talked about this before, the way they deal with it they say behind closed doors Republicans in the Senate are very concerned. If the vote for impeachment was a secret vote.”

“You don’t get an award for honor and conduct because you decided do thing, publicly, differently than behind closed doors. I’m tired of them getting credit for all of the concern that they show about statements.”

“The reality is the Republican Party has lost any moral compass it’s had and they’ve done it all in service of a man who is an embarrassment to the country and doing real harm to our future.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.