5 Republicans Who Are Just as Much of a National Disgrace as Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s awfulness has been well-documented, but he’s far from the only Republican who Americans should publicly condemn for being terrible human beings. Sure, Trump’s the one “in charge,” but there are many members of his own party who know he’s dangerous, incompetent, and unfit for office — yet they defend and support him anyway.

If you ask me, these following five individuals are just as bad, if not possibly even worse, than Trump.

So, in no particular order, let’s get started.

1. Mike Pence: The former Indiana governor has built his career around this idea that he’s a staunch believer of “Christian values.” Meanwhile, reality tells us that he’s actually a dangerous religious fanatic who denied that smoking causes cancer, believes homosexuality can be cured, and once claimed a Disney cartoon was liberal propaganda to encourage women to join the military.

Though as much as I think Pence is a right-wing fanatic, I believe he knows Trump has no business being in charge of this country. This is someone who, when faced with the decision to showcase actual Christian values as someone opposing the least Christian person to ever call the White House home, he chose himself and his own personal gain by becoming one of Trump’s top propagandists, apologists, and defenders.

Pence perfectly showcased the fake “Christian values” of the GOP.

2. Jason Chaffetz: I could write an entire article about what a hypocritical, spineless little coward Chaffetz is. This is the guy who’s promised to spend years investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails (yes, he’s still “investigating them”), who hasn’t shown much interest at all in the ever-growing list of ties between Russia and Donald Trump. He hasn’t even shown much interest in reports from all of our U.S. intelligence agencies indicating Russia was behind the cyber attack aimed at undermining our election. You know, the same Russia which Trump goes out of his way to avoid saying anything negative about.

But Chaffetz’s absurdity doesn’t stop there.

Instead of pushing for an investigation into the legitimate possibility that Trump has committed treason, Chaffetz wants the leaks coming out of the White House investigated instead.

You can’t make this stuff up.

3. Ted Cruz: While I’ve always loathed Cruz, he managed to reach a new low when he publicly endorsed, supported, and campaigned for Trump — a man who basically called his wife ugly; many believe was behind the National Enquirer “article” accusing Cruz of multiple affairs; and tried to slander his father by pushing the ridiculous conspiracy that he was linked to JFK’s assassination.

When Cruz endorsed and supported someone who attacked and slandered his family — in very personal ways — that proved what an absolutely sad and pathetic human being he is.

4. Rand Paul: Someone who wouldn’t have made this list a couple of weeks ago, he propelled himself to the status as a right-wing scumbag when he said there was no point in the GOP-controlled Congress investigating possible acts of treason committed by Trumpbecause he’s a Republican:

I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party. We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do, like repealing Obamacare, if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.

That’s a member of the party that spent years “investigating” Benghazi, and many within it still want Clinton’s emails “investigated” further, who apparently feels it’s a waste of time to investigate the fact that mounting evidence, Trump’s odd pro-Russia behavior, and basic common sense all seem to indicate the very real possibility that our current president has been compromised by the Russian government — otherwise known as the enemy our intelligence agencies say attacked us.

And I love how ripping away health care from millions of people is apparently a bigger priority than potential collusion between Trump and Russian officials.

Never mind that it’s their damn job to investigate situations like this, regardless of party affiliation, it’s good to know that Paul places party loyalty over defending this country from someone who might be acting in the best interests of an enemy who hates us instead of our own.

5. Paul Ryan: Perhaps the sleaziest, slimiest, and biggest hypocrite in the entire party (and someone who clearly can’t stand Trump), Ryan has proven the type of leadership he doesn’t have by becoming nothing more than one of Trump’s lackeys. Someone who:

  • Said Trump’s push to ban Muslims was un-American and didn’t represent the values of the party.
  • Called Trump’s attack on a federal judge “textbook racism.”
  • Disinvited Trump from a campaign rally following the release of the infamous “grab them by the p–sy” video, saying he was “sickened by what he heard.”

Is now a person who’s completely sold out to the incompetent orange menace.

Not only does Ryan now defend the same Muslim ban he criticized just over a year ago as un-American, but he’s shown absolutely no interest in pushing Congress to investigate the possibility that Trump might have committed treason against the United States.

The same lowlife who tried to have Hillary Clinton stripped of her right to have access to classified material doesn’t seem remotely concerned about reports that Trump’s still using a non-secured Android phone; he carelessly dealt with classified information in plain sight as people held phones with cameras around his table at a public resort; or his top national security advisor just had to resign because he lied about discussing sanctions with Russia.

Again, you can’t make this stuff up.

While there are plenty more I could have put on this list, these are five Republicans who I feel are just as much of a national disgrace as Donald Trump.

Feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Christal Gaston

    Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and the GOP they know exactly what #45 has done and continues to do. #45, Steve Bannon and the rest of the administration licks the boots of Putin. #45 and Putin have verbally cuddle each other publicly. The GOP they stand there allowing the Division and destruction of this Great Nation. All because none of them have enough cojones to flipping challenge this monstrosity of a so called person.

    GOP, think about what you are doing in order to push your agendas it’s not worth it, in the end it won’t be worth it. Do the right thing and call him for what he is a big lying con artist. Everyone of your names will be on this forever. The world sees you and knows you by name your kids, kids will wear your shame for what you are allowing to take place to the people of this country.

    • strayaway

      Christol, You are dividing this nation. What do you think; maybe that deplorables have been so convinced by your sides’ raging hatred and contempt that deplorables have now changed their mind and want their wages driven further down by foreign workers and their profiteering globalist corporatist bosses? That they now want men in women’s locker rooms and White House advisors with Muslim Brotherhood connections? And please document your proof that “the administration licks the boots of Putin”. Or is your proof sort of like Bush’s repeated lie about Iraq’s WMD’s? Progressives have become the zombie acolytes of globalist Deep State profiteers and are just another of their tools like the corporate press and neocon apologists.

      • Progressive Republican

        Good God. You couldn’t even get her name right and it’s tight there!!!

        Not that you got anything else right…

      • strayaway

        Thanks for obfuscating with the spelling help.
        “and it’s tight there!!!” “Tight” there?”

        Adding Kieth Ellison or purchasing a foreign car to make new Flints and Detroits would make nice addition to other things Democrats do or already do to undermine US workers, and the Country. What would the 1% do without you?

      • Progressive Republican

        It’s the GOP undermining the American worker with their tax incentives to ship jobs out of the country, right-to-work-for-less laws, and other similar bs.

        Remember a few years ago when the Dems tried to float a bill in the Senate giving companies tax incentives to bring jobs back as the GOP had given them to ship jobs out (S. 2569)?

        Or the one before that that Senate Republicans also scrapped?

        Or the one before that?

        The GOP has relentlessly been against the American worker on every count for decades.

        What would the 1% do without you?

      • strayaway

        Under Obama, black incomes, wealth, and home ownership rates have declined relative to those of whites. Under Obama, the top 3% have increased their share of national income while the 97% have had their share of national income decrease. If the KKK had brains, it would have supported Obama in 2012. Besides flooding the country with cheap foreign labor and expanding free trade deals to put US workers toe to toe with cheaper foreign labor, Obama, and many Republicans, were pushing for passage of the TPP and similar agreements. Hillary had been a supporter of the TPP until the election. The Clinton foundation was dripping with donations from Saudi billionaires as she fought their wars with US taxpayer wealth. That’s the stench you support imagining Obama and Hillary are your champions. Not ‘imagine’; they probably are.

      • Progressive Republican

        Under GOP congressional rule, black incomes, wealth, and homeownership rates have declined relative to those of whites.

        Under GOP congressional rule, the top 3% have increased their share of national income while the 97% have had their share of national income decrease.

        The KKK clearly has no brains as evidenced by their (or anyone else’s, for that matter) support of der Schmuckenführer.

        Besides flooding the country with cheap foreign labor and expanding free trade deals to put US workers toe-to-toe with cheaper foreign labor for decades, the GOP has subsidized, at taxpayer expense of course, the exportation of America’s middle class.

        Obama, and many Republicans, were pushing for passage of the TPP and similar agreements. Those Republicans against the TPP were so; likely largely simply because Obama was for it.

        Hillary had no ties with the Clinton Foundation except for having the same name while she was SOS. There were no Saudi donations while she was Secretary.

        In December 2008, the foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with Obama’s presidential transition team. Under the terms of that agreement, the foundation promised to report its donors in order to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest. Her lack of involvement at this period resulted in a significant drop in donations.

        der Schmuckenführer has refused to do the same.

        And I’m guessing you’re giving the Trump Foundation a pass despite their being forced to shut down because of certain irregularities like admitting to violating self-dealing rules in its 2015 IRS 990PF filing. Marc Owens, a tax lawyer with Loeb & Loeb who previously served as head of the IRS tax-exempt division for a decade said, “That’s what makes the Trump Foundation issues so unbelievable. It’s as if no one ever bothered to learn what the rule was.”

        Some of the self-dealing problems were that the Trump Foundation bought items for der Schmuckenführer, including a $20,000 self-portrait (now listed on the 2015 990PF as a Foundation asset, valued at $700), and made payments from the Foundation of more than $250,000 to settle private disputes stemming from his golf course and club business.

        And then there’s the $12,000 the foundation spent to get Tim Tebow’s helmet for der Schmuckenführer.

        Then there was the fine for the 2013 donation from the Foundation to a campaign group connected to then-Attorney General Pam Bondi in Florida to persuade her not to join the in New York Attorney General’s case against Trump U.

        Or when New York AG Eric Schneiderman issued a violation notice to the Trump Foundation for not being registered to solicit contributions.

        der Schmuckenführer has claimed that he generously gives to charity from his own pocket: “I don’t have to give you records,” he told WaPo, “but I’ve given millions away.” Efforts to verify those gifts have been unsuccessful, and Trump has refused to release his tax returns, which would show his charitable giving.

        Or the lack thereof.

        In fact, in five separate cases, the Trump Foundation told the IRS that it had given a gift to a charity whose leaders said that they had never received it. In two other cases, companies listed as donors to the Trump Foundation said that those listings were incorrect.

        All the available information suggests that the Clinton family has—at least over the last several years—donated more money (and at a far higher proportion of their wealth) than der Schmuckenführer‘s family.

        der Schmuckenführer gives to charities that rent his ballrooms.

        It also gives to charities whose leaders buttonholed der Schmuckenführer on the golf course (and then vainly attempt to get him to offer a repeat donation the next year).

        However, no instance has been found in which a celebrity’s charity got a gift from der Schmuckenführer’s own wallet.

        The Clinton Foundation has received accolades for their transparency and openness showing the foundation’s thrift and efficacy.

        The Trump Foundation does not.

        About ten years ago, the Trump Foundation changed from a standard-issue rich-person’s philanthropy into a charity that allowed him to be philanthropic at no cost to himself.

        Experts on charity said they had rarely seen anything like it.

        His personal contribution shrank to $35,000 in 2007, then to $30,000 in 2008, then to $0.

        The result of these shady dealings is that numerous sources have since ceased donating to his foundation including ones like the Charles Evans Foundation.

        I could go on ad nauseum, but an intelligent person would’ve caught on by now.

        That’s the stench you support imagining der Schmuckenführer is your champion.

        Not ‘imagine’; he likely is.

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      • Christal Gaston

        So how about your besties #45’s actions now!

  • Marta Jimenez Canino

    How did you leave out Turtle man and Comey??? Also scumbags.

    • Carolyn Webb

      Right on Marta. But please do not insult nice animals like turtles by comparing them to SCUM BAGS like Mitch McConnell

  • I was also wondering why Mitch McConnel, the architect of “The Party of No”, “Make Obama a one term president”, and many other hateful things was not on your list.

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  • strayaway

    Rand Paul’s main initiatives have been to oppose government spying on Americans and his opposition to wars. I realize that Democrats are now the warmongering party and former neocon stronghold but I would have put progressive Republican hero John McCain at the top of my disgrace list. Rand Paul has also promoted allowing former criminals to vote and investment zones in any part of the country with 1.5x the national rate of employment. Both of those initiatives would help African-Americans.

    • Progressive Republican

      progressive Republican hero John McCain

      Because that’s not delusional.

      • strayaway

        Please, go on and defend John McCain and all the wars he has advocated.

      • Progressive Republican


      • strayaway

        Somebody has to. John McCain’s foreign policies, for instance, are those of Hillary, McCain seems to be the favorite Republican here at Forward Progressives, and to support your previous comment.

      • Progressive Republican

        Hmm, let’s see…

        I described your calling McCain a ‘progressive Republican hero’ as delusional.

        Then, for some inexplicable reason, you asked that I defend him and his policies.

        I then asked why I should.

        You replied that it needed doing as his and Hillary’s foreign policies are disturbingly similar (they are).

        So, to finish off, you’re nuts.

        ‘Democrats are the warmongering party’?

        Not by a looooong shot. While hardly pacifists, Democrats’ sabre-rattling pales in comparison to that of the GOP.

        ‘Progressive Republican hero John McCain’?

        Definitely something only a far-right-wing extremist would say. You know, the type that whines about GOPTV/FOX moving to the left back in 2010?


        I have a question for you. Are you ok with all the racists’ support for trump and the widening of divisions between left and right since the GOP’s infamous meeting in the Caucus Room?

  • lindylou

    Add Trey Gowdy, Trent Franks, and a host of others. In fact, the all need to go.

  • Melissa Rowell

    Mitch McConnell.

  • Carolyn Webb

    All the republicans in the house, senate and governor offices are just as horrible as TRUMP, not only the five you mentioned ALLEN

    They are ALL COOKIE Cutter FASCISTS

  • Progressive Republican

    No one mentions Darrell Issa anymore.


    • Carolyn Webb

      Darrell Issa is a cookie cutter Fascist just like ALL the republicans! The last moderate ones were driven out of the Republican Party in 2010 by the Tea Party Extremist and Religious Right Wing extremist ones in 2010

  • Disappointed fan

    Wow short memory…How about war criminals Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Condelezza Rice; plus Newt Gingrich, John Boehner, Jeff Sessions, Antonin Scalia, Rudy Guiliani,Chris Christie …the list goes on and on

  • Paul

    love how making 93% of the country pay for insurance that the 7% of the country can’t even use due to $5,000 deductibles makes sense to the LEFT…. Just as creating news based on social media opinions, rather than facts for some sort of collusion between the POTUS and Russia. But they ignore such things when Clinton took money for the Clinton Foundation from Putin and sold Russia USA Urainmum (I guess when you actually have to admit it, its ok to forget about it)……… I guess Pelosi, Warren, Schummer, Sanders and Cummings are angels of perfection.

  • Michele Greene

    I don’t know how anyone could limit themselves to just 5. In addition to McConnell, what about Sessions? Lindsay Graham was against Trump, but changed his tune after Trump began doing his evil deeds.

    • Carolyn Webb

      The WHOLE Re-PIG-Lican Party is just as much a disgrace as TRUMP. He is only the tip of the iceberg!