It’s not every day that we get some candid truth from a Republican, but that did happen on Thursday when Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) told CNN that the GOP reaction to a Democrat being accused of lying about paying off an adult film star prior to the 2016 election would be much different than what we’re currently witnessing.
“If a Democratic president had paid off a porn star to keep quiet while he was president, I suspect we’d have oversight hearings, and I suspect there probably should be some oversight hearings to get to the bottom of that,” Dent stated. “If a Democratic president had done this, we’d be waving a bloody shirt right now.”
Dent also seem rather annoyed with Trump trying to initially insist that Cohen had made this payment out of the goodness of his heart without ever being reimbursed.
“I don’t think there was anybody on the planet who thought that Michael Cohen, out of the goodness of his heart, wrote a $130,000 check to Stormy Daniels without seeking reimbursement,” Dent said. “I mean, come on! We’re not fools here.”
I agree, we are not fools, but most of Trump’s supporters seem to be — and he knows it.
For anyone to actually believe that Trump didn’t know about Cohen making this payment, and didn’t reimburse him for it, takes a level of willful ignorance I can’t even fathom.
I’ve said from the very beginning, I really couldn’t care less if Trump had an affair on his current wife. He’s a terrible person and I simply assumed he’s cheated on all of his wives. So it’s not exactly “breaking news” to have my assumptions confirmed that a sexist, racist, lowlife creep who was caught on video bragging about sexually assaulting women — and already cheated on at least one wife — had apparently done the same to his current wife, First Lady Melania Trump.
For me this scandal is about the lies, cover up, and the attempts to now coverup the initial lies and coverup. It’s the cliché scenario of a lie becoming much… much worse the more someone tries to double-down on it. Seemingly with every attempt by Trump or his associates to make this scandal better — they simply make it worse.
I’d like to commend Rep. Dent for at least being honest and admitting that the lack of a response from congressional Republicans to all of this is because this current “president” has an “R” next to his name. Because I absolutely agree, had these same allegations been made against Barack Obama, we wouldn’t be talking about the need to hold congressional hearings — they’d already be underway.
As I’ve said for a very long time now, modern day Republicans are the biggest hypocrites I’ve ever encountered.
Watch his comments below via CNN:
Dent calls for congressional hearings on the Stormy Daniels hush payment: "If a Democratic president had paid off a porn star to keep quiet … we'd be waving a bloody shirt right now" https://t.co/CNl96pgKnG
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 3, 2018