Republican Rep. Michigan’s Pete Meijer accuses his OWN party of being ‘treacherous snakes’ who ‘drool over civil war’ after voting against riot commission
- Rep. Pete Meijer voted for the committee to investigate the January 6 attack Jan
- In Memorial Day post, he appeared to condemn Republicans who ‘became patriotic while salivating for a civil war’
- He was constantly criticized by his own party after he voted to impeach President Trump
- “Claiming that they must destroy the Republic to save it in the ultimate betrayal of the sworn oaths,” he said.
- Michigan Rep. served in Iraq and as a conflict analyst in Afghanistan
Republican Pete Meijer appeared to denounce members of his own party as “treacherous snakes” in a Memorial Day message that accused them of “drooling for a civil war.”
Meijer, a US military veteran who served in Iraq and as a conflict analyst in Afghanistan, voted to impeach President Trump after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and his latest flank followed calls from some Trump supporters to back off. separate from the United States.
“I’m having a hard time with Memorial Day,” he wrote in the first series of tweets criticizing the “holier than thou” who deploy “hot takes.”
“And then there are those who take this sacrifice for granted, becoming patriotic as they salivate for a civil war.
Rep. Pete Meijer used a Memorial Day message to apparently relieve members of his own party, describing them as “treacherous snakes” for claiming they had to “destroy the Republic to save it”
Meijer, who served as a non-commissioned officer in Iraq and as a conflict analyst in Afghanistan, lashed out at people who “take sacrifice for granted, become patriotic while drooling over civil war.”
Claiming they must destroy the Republic to save it in the ultimate betrayal of sworn oaths. Those treacherous snakes can go straight to hell.”
Meijer was among those who urged Republican senators to back a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 violence.
He said rejection would backfire on the goal of curing party divisions.
“Many People Might Reject” [the inquiry] like a product of the swamp, somehow contaminated, but it would be the closest thing to something that could be factual, that some fantasies, some fictions around January 6th and the events that preceded it,” he said. last month to CNN.
In the aftermath of the attack, he said he was changing his routine and thinking about buying body armor for his protection.
‘I have colleagues who now travel with armed escorts for fear for their safety. A lot of us change routines,” he told MSNBC at the time.
“I’m in the process of getting body armor, which is a refundable purchase we can make.”
His latest comments come amid the ongoing January 6 fallout and as former President Trump continues to hold the party tight.
House Republicans dumped Liz Cheney from her leadership position last month over her continued criticism of Trump.
In the wake of the Jan. 6 attack, Meijer said he had changed his daily routine and was looking to buy body armor for his protection.
And for every attack from, say, former House Speaker Paul Ryan — who said last week, “If the conservative cause hinges on the populist appeal of one personality, or on second-rate impersonations, then we’re not going anywhere” — there’s a lineup of Trump loyalists who ready to strike back.
But Meijer’s 33-year-old congressman of Grand Rapids, Michigan, may have targeted someone close to home with his tweets.
Meshawn Maddock, co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party, toyed with the idea of Michigan seceding in a Facebook post where she posed for a photo with Brexit leader Nigel Farage.
“Maybe it’s time for a #MIexit,” she wrote, describing Michigan administration Gretchen Whitmer — a favorite target of Trump supporters — as “tyrannical.”