GOP Senator: Republican Party Has Become A 'Cult' Under Trump (VIDEO)
GOP Senator Bob Corker, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful positions in Congress, is saying that the Republican Party has become just like a cult under Trump.
Corker took questions from reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday:
"We are in a strange place. I mean, it’s almost, it’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? And it’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of — purportedly, of the same party," Corker said.
Sen. Corker on the Republican Party:— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 13, 2018
“We are in a strange place. It’s almost, it’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? It’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of, purportedly, of the same party.” pic.twitter.com/Y0i4vuaIxg
Corker made the comments just one day after revealing on the floor of the Senate that Republicans were terrified of Trump and afraid of doing anything that might "upset him" or "poke the bear."
"'Gosh, we might poke the bear!' That is the language I've been hearing in the hallways. 'We might poke the bear. The president might get upset with us as United States senators if we vote on the Corker amendment,'" Corker said during the heated speech.He added: The Senate was "becoming a body where, well, we'll do what we can do, but my gosh, if the president gets upset with us, then we might not be in the majority, and so let's don't do anything that might upset the president."
Corker was trying to get legislation approved requiring the president to get congressional approval in order to enact tariffs for national security reasons, which is the justification he used to levy them against Canada and other allies of the United States.