Defeated GOP Rep. Mark Sanford Warns There’s No ‘Seeming Consequences’ for Trump and His Lies
WATCH: Rep. @MarkSanford (R-S.C.), who lost his primary race Tuesday, joins #MTP in an exclusive interview and says GOP leaders are “running for the hills” instead of challenging the president. Catch more of his interview this Sunday on Meet the Press. #ifitsSunday pic.twitter.com/dMnKtE2DV4
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 15, 2018
Earlier this week Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) lost his primary election bid after President Donald Trump slammed him on Twitter on his Election Day.
“Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA,” Trump tweeted out, torpedoing the incumbent. “He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!”
Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
Now, Sanford is speaking about Trump, saying in a Meet the Press interview that will air on Sunday that “there are no seeming consequences to the president and lies.”
Sanders also noted that despite Trump seemingly getting away with it, the results may be ultimately devastating to the nation.
It “is going to have incredibly harmful consequences in the way that we operate going forward, based on the construct of the Founding Fathers,” the now outgoing Congressman warned.
During the pre-released excerpt of the interview, Sanford also called out the members of his own party, noting that few in his party are likely to speak out because they fear losing their seat if Trump turns on them.
“People are running for the hills. And again everybody, what you do as an elected official is, an old-time senator told me years ago, the name of the game is staying in the game,” he said, responding to Todd’s question about why people in his own party are not speaking out against Trump.
Watch above, via NBC
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