Practically every day I wake up and check the news only to see another story (or stories in many instances) where some Republican lawmaker, Trump surrogate, or member of his administration has said something completely ridiculous, if not outright appalling, in a desperate attempt to defend this “president” from one of the many scandals that are constantly plaguing the most incompetent person to ever occupy the White House.
As I’ve said plenty of times before, when people are forced to defend the indefensible, you’re usually going to get completely ridiculous answers.
Such as the response Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) gave to Chris Cuomo on Monday morning concerning the current scandal involving domestic abuse allegations against now former top White House aide Rob Porter by two ex-wives and an ex-girlfriend.
It initially began when Brooks evoked the Duke lacrosse team scandal from a few years ago, only for Cuomo to quickly squash the lawmaker’s attempt to compare the two situations trying to defend the Trump administration.
“I don’t understand the parallels to the current situation,” Cuomo responded. “If somebody comes to you, Mo, and says, ‘This woman got a black eye. There is an order of protection, and there is another woman who echoes the same kind of sentiments about this situation,’ that’s not nothing.”
“I’m not talking about someone just coming forward and saying, ‘I don’t like the way Mo Brooks is treating me at the office,’ and has nothing else to support it,” he added. “This was real and it was ignored to support somebody that the White House liked.”
That’s when Brooks compared this scandal to “soap opera news.”
“Chris, to me, this is sort of soap opera news, I’m not in a position…,” Books began to say.
“Domestic violence is ‘soap opera news’?” Cuomo cut in, stunned at what he had just heard.
That’s when Brooks stammered in his response, saying he hadn’t “talked to a single witness” and would much rather talk about policy.
I’m sure he would much rather talk about policy. It’s always easier to talk about policies when the “president” from your party is constantly wrapped up in scandal after scandal and you don’t want to be forced to defend him by saying something as ridiculous as dismissing an issue involving domestic violence as “soap opera news.”
Something tells me if this were the Obama administration with a top aide being accused of domestic violence by two ex-wives, and our former president defended him in a public tweet, Rep. Brooks would definitely want to talk about that and damn sure wouldn’t be calling it “soap opera news.”
This is what Republicans have become. A political party that’s embraced such detestable values that many are now downplaying credible domestic violence allegations because of the shameful precedent this current “president” has set with his vile behavior, lack of ethics, and complete absence of morals.
Watch the exchange below via CNN: