Sometimes, certain Congress member need a standing ovation for something they said to popular vote loser Donald Trump. A comment made by Democratic politician challenging Trump to try and “destroy his career” certainly qualifies.
In response to Donald Trump laughingly telling a breakfast group that he would destroy the career of a Texas state senator that disagreed with him on policy, Senator Daylin Leach (D – Montgomery Co.) posted the following to Facebook and Twitter: “Hey! I oppose civil asset forfeiture too. Why don’t you come after me you fascist, loofa-faced shit-gibbon!!”
Later in the day, Steve Hoenstine, spokesman for Sen. Leach, defended the remarks about Trump to the Philly Voice:
“President Trump blithely talked about destroying the career of a man who disagreed with Trump on a policy issue. Then Trump laughed about it, which is just what you’d expect from someone who gets his kicks firing people on national television. Trump just continues to undermine democratic norms, America’s system of checks and balances, and the general principle of human decency. Senator Leach is mad as hell about it, as you can see from his tweet.”
Leach was co-sponsoring a bill that was introduced that aimed to reform the practice in Pennsylvania, sone that requires a criminal conviction before assets are seized, much like the unidentified Texas lawmaker’s proposed legislation.
Kudos, Sen. Leach. We need more angry politicians to call out Trump’s insanity and incompetence.