Will Republicans finally break with Trump?

Will Republicans finally break with Trump? 1

 

After former Defense Secretary James Mattis’ excoriation of President Donald Trump’s behavior in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski alluded to doubts she and her Republican colleagues have long had about the President’s leadership. Chris Cillizza explains why this moment is so important.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
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45 Comments on "Will Republicans finally break with Trump?"

  1. Hey, Chris here — what do you think?

    • Swamp Slayer | June 9, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      RINOs will be forced out

    • SD Man Thirsty D.C. | June 9, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      More Propaganda. Who are you working for? Its definitely not for the love of this country. Why stoop so low. You know in the end you will pay for it.

    • Major Minor | June 9, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

      The only other option is Joe Biden. The real question is how many people will break for Trump? Democrats are delusional.

    • Speedy Chicken | June 9, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Reply

      Do you think that their justifacation is “Doing whats best for the country” by not speaking out? Like, if they get voted out for someone who is just corrupt, 100% Trump follower, will get voted in. So, its best if they just keep quite.

    • Bryce Benefield | June 9, 2020 at 7:18 PM | Reply

      Ridiculous editorializing. Nothing new here.

  2. Carol Sitzberger | June 9, 2020 at 4:45 PM | Reply

    Senator Ron JOHNSON will never say anything against his BOSS

  3. “pardon the ladybugs” lindsey graham.

  4. The answer to the question is “not the ones that really matter”

  5. Simone Schultz | June 9, 2020 at 5:42 PM | Reply

    Those senators unable to advocate for their constituents, they need to find a real job.

    • Brenda Raus | June 9, 2020 at 8:05 PM | Reply

      At MINIMUM WAGE!!! LET’S SEE THEM AFFORD THEIR LIFESTYLE ON THOSE WAGES!!!

    • Brenda Raus When you have qualifications that warrant you getting more than minimum wage, you can get more.

    • Bryn Carlson | June 9, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      @DK x Mace but, what happens to the people who can’t, they need a decent living wage.

    • Those senators advocate 24/7 for this constituents, the BILLIONAIRE donors. The people who vote are just that, the little people who don’t count for anything.

    • Bryn Carlson How do you force small business to pay a wage that will put them out of business?

  6. David Dorn

  7. Hi Chris: Is it true you spend most of your time watching cartoons?

  8. Balde Solis | June 9, 2020 at 6:12 PM | Reply

    The GOP is irredeemable and needs to be sent packing on it’s way to hell!

  9. *David Dorn and Breann Leath* say their names!!

  10. RedondoBeach2 | June 9, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

    Donny, regarding my vote in November “we’ll see, we’ll see.” Feel free to hold your breath.

    • Corey George | June 9, 2020 at 7:51 PM | Reply

      @Armandsong what Freedom movie lose not one policy he’s put for takes away anybody’s freedom most who pay attention say he’s giving us more freedom than with the Dems are giving. Please name some policies that are better than Donald Trump’s I dare you that’s if they’re not lies.

    • Corey George | June 9, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      @Armandsong more lies the Democratic party and the media is force-feeding us. I can’t name that one policy that Joe Biden is standing for other than beating Donald Trump how are we supposed to get behind that.

    • RUSSIAN BOT WARNING-TRIGGERED RUSSIAN ASSETS WHINING.

    • mona littlemore | June 9, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      @Armandsong cult member

    • Bryn Carlson | June 9, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      Time to bring pride and dignity, back to America
      President Biden

  11. Fingolfin3423 | June 9, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

    CNN has always had bias, but boy did they go off the deep end after the 2016 election.

  12. Khamadi Mfuwe | June 9, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

    It’s time honored: at some time, as scared as you are, you must fight the bully back.

    • yes, we need the thugs to be thug beaten like the scum they are!! and the truth about george floyd is he held a gun to a black womans belly and then pistol whipped her and pinned her down as his buddies robbed her and did 5 years for it. when he was arrested and killed by that cop he had drugs on him and was high at the time and was caught spending counterfeit money and also had a check forgery warrant for his arrest at the time. i agree that the cop who killed him must be sentenced for murder, despite the truth about floyd, a cop has no right to kill you unless absolutely necessary to protect him or herself, or someone else, but lets not kid ourselves about floyd, he was a horrible thug and should not be made a martyr, but the cop is also a thug and needs to spend the rest of his life behind bars!!

    • I agree….the dems are the worse bullies there are😉

  13. TheGuerillapatriot | June 9, 2020 at 7:19 PM | Reply

    Neoconservative never ending war loving RINos.

  14. Julius Cerutti | June 9, 2020 at 7:23 PM | Reply

    Short answer: “No.”

  15. Doris Hundley | June 9, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

    A house divided can and will not stand.

  16. Brandon Tscheschlog | June 9, 2020 at 7:37 PM | Reply

    This video was a complete waste of time

  17. lmao Mit hasn’t voted Repub since 2004!

  18. Where’s Fauci. The Don the Conman has silenced another.

  19. “The subtle and deadly change of heart that might occur in you, would be involved with the realization that a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked, but only that they be spineless.” ― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  20. Just a friendly reminder that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill him self 🤗

    Carry on

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