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Former GOP Lawmaker: Republic Might Be ‘Better Off’ If Democrats Take The House In 2018

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Former GOP Lawmaker: Republic Might Be ‘Better Off’ If Democrats Take The House In 2018




Former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) said he thinks the republic might be “better off” if Democrats take the House in 2018.

“I, personally, as a Republican, in the past few weeks have wondered, ‘Is the republic safer if Democrats take over the House in 2018?’ ” he said during an interview on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell late Monday.

“And the remarkable thing is he had been thinking exactly the same thing,” Jolly said after raising the issue with a top Republican last week in Washington, D.C.

“This is a president that needs a greater check on his power than Republicans in Congress have offered.”

Jolly was then pressed by O’Donnell on whether other Republicans agree that Democrats should be in control in Congress.




“There is no discernible Republican ideological agenda that is worth fighting for right now,” Jolly said.

“But we do know that we have a president who very well might put this nation at risk, and this Republican Congress has done nothing to check his power. Democrats could [be a check], and we might be better off as a republic if they take the House in 2018.”

The Hill added:

His comments came hours after President Trump during a press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted the two have a good relationship, despite Trump’s attacks against McConnell.

McConnell said Monday he and Trump have the same agenda and have been “friends and acquaintances for a long time.”




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