Trump mocks Republican Barbara Comstock with a photo of her in the Oval Office after saying that few in the GOP would look for him if he ‘disappeared tomorrow’
- Former Virginia House Republican tore Trump on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’
- She has lobbied for a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot
- She said if Trump disappeared ‘I don’t think you would have many Republicans in the search party’
- Trump tries to purge GOP opponents, mocks those who voted for impeachment and backs primary challengers
- Trump called her a ‘RINO’ and said she had ‘no problems being with me in the Oval Office’
- Comstock backed Liz Cheney in her failed bid to remain party leader
Former President Donald taunted former GOP representative Barbara Comstock after she mocked him by saying most elected Republicans want him gone — waving an Oval Office photo showing the two of them together.
The former Northern Virginia legislator, who lost her seat in 2018 in a defeat her supporters blame for having Trump as head of the party, went after Trump in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.
She criticized members of her own party for failing to support a committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, with Senate leader Mitch McConnell warning that the investigation could be political liability.
“I understand Republicans want to get away from Donald Trump. I mean, if Donald Trump disappeared tomorrow, I don’t think you’d have many Republicans in the quest, right?” she said.
PARTY SEARCH: Former President Donald Trump ripped former GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock after she said that if he disappeared tomorrow, I don’t think you would have many Republicans in the search party. The president dug up a photo from 2017 when Comstock joined him in the Oval Office for a bill signing
“Maybe a few prosecutors, but no Republicans,” she joked, referring to New York prosecutors investigating the Trump organization. “So they want to leave him, but the problem is he won’t leave.”
The attack provoked a predictable response — with Trump smashing the legislature and coming up with receipts to show one of the past times Comstock was willing to hug him.
Comstock criticized Republicans for not supporting a committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riots
Trump called Comstock a “RINO,” while also going after GOP Representative Liz Cheney, who was forced out of House Republican leadership amid Trump’s attacks on her
Trump Tore Up Comstock Like A ‘RINO’ – Only A Republican In Name
Comstock was there when Trump signed legislation designed to empower women’s careers
Trump emailed Trump signing legislation in the Oval — with Comstock and a grinning trio of Comstock, Ivanka Trump and former first lady Melania Trump grinning behind him.
Trump wrote legislation intended to boost women’s careers in the picture of 2017.
“RINO Former Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, who lost her race to someone she should have easily beaten, is now telling Republicans how to get elected,” Trump wrote from his Save America PAC.
“She had no problem being with me in the Oval Office, or if she needed anything.” He then attacked a group of persistent Trump critics.
“She and other RINO losers like Mitt Romney, Little Ben Sasse, Lisa Murkowski, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and Karl Rove are what’s really wrong with the Republican Party, not the big MAGA Republicans, Conservatives and Patriots!”
Sens. Romney, Sasse and Murkowski all supported Trump’s second impeachment. Comstock sided with Cheney in her bid to remain in the GOP leadership amid a campaign to push her out fueled by Trump.
Comstock aided a hitherto unsuccessful lobbying effort to conduct a bipartisan investigation on Jan. 6.
“But this isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about the country, and it’s about finding out the truth, and it’s about protecting the Capitol, the people who work there, and also making sure that this never happens again.” happens,” she told NBC.