Ret. Gen. Colin Powell hammers Republicans kowtowing to Donald Trump saying, “the Constitution started with we the people, not me the president” and the the GOP needs to get a grip on itself.
“The Republican party has got to get a grip on itself. They’re holding back if they speak out. Will they lose a primary? I don’t know why that’s such a disaster…. If they see things that are not right, they need to say something about it. The foreign policy is in shambles right now, in my humble judgment… I see things happening that are hard to understand,” Powell said during an appearance on CNN’s Global Public Square on Sunday.
“A couple weeks ago, the president put a circle around southeast Alabama saying it was going to get hit by a hurricane. They put it on top of the meteorological prediction. In my time or her time [Madeleine Albright], one of us would have gone to the president and said Mr. President you screwed up, so we gotta fix this and put out a correction. You know what they did this time? They ordered the Commerce Department to go out and back up what the president said. This is not the way the country is supposed to run.”
“We have to remember that all of these pieces are part of this government, the executive branch, the legislative branch, the Supreme Court and the Fourth Estate… The constitution started with we the people, not me the president.”
“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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