Former Gen. Colin Powell warned members of the GOP to “get a grip on itself” as Republicans flock to defend President Trump while the impeachment inquiry continues.
The former secretary of state said that Republican leaders need to be comfortable speaking up when they see something wrong.
“The Republican party has got to get a grip on itself,” Powell said. “Republican leaders and members of the Congress, both Senate and the House, are holding back because they’re terrified of what will happen to any one of them if they speak out.”
“The Republican party has got to get a grip on itself,” Former Secy. of State Colin Powell on the state of the current GOP. “Republican leaders and members of the Congress… are holding back because they’re terrified of what will happen [to] any one of them if they speak out." pic.twitter.com/zkCScy8uA1
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Powell added that the country’s foreign policy is “in shambles right now.”
“I see things happening that are hard to understand,” he said.
The self-described “moderate Republican” referenced the controversy surrounding the president’s reported Sharpie extension of the path of Hurricane Dorian to reach Alabama and the administration’s efforts to back up the president.
“This is not the way the country is supposed to run,” he said. “And Congress is one of the institutions that should be doing something about this.”
“We got to remember what the Constitution started with: “We the People,” not “Me the President,” he added.