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GOP Lawmaker Crosses Party Lines To Call Out Trump After Midterm Temper Tantrum

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We’re all used to Trump by now, but for us on the Left, it never gets any easier to deal with his outrageous statements. Here at Blue Side Nation, we are consistently baffled every single day by the nonsense and hate he comes out with. It seems, though, that it’s not just us that feels this way. Self-described “centre-right Republican” and retiring lawmaker Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania agreed this week, in very frank terms indeed.

Costello did not seek another term in office at this year’s midterm elections, which looks like a good decision since a Democrat was elected to take his place in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. That means, though, that he cares very little about the consequences of his words at this point, so he absolutely let loose on Trump and unleashed a torrent of brutal criticism, all of which is totally one hundred per cent accurate.

Writing on Twitter, Costello lambasted Trump for his campaign, blaming him for the GOP losing the House. Here’s what he said:

“To deal w harassment & filth spewed at GOP MOC’s in tough seats every day for 2 yrs, bc of POTUS; to bite ur lip more times you’d care to; to disagree & separate from POTUS on principle & civility in ur campaign; to lose bc of POTUS & have him piss on u,” Costello wrote during Trump’s criticism of GOP lawmakers at a White House press conference on Wednesday. Angers me to my core.”

Wow! Go, Costello!

That was in response to the President directly attacking some GOP lawmakers over losses of Republican seats in the House of Representatives. Being consistent with his character and refusing to take the loss on the chin, much less accept any responsibility, Trump simply laid into his Republican colleagues such as Rep. Mia Love of Utah and publicly blamed them for the losses.

“I saw Mia Love, she called me all the time to help her with a hostage situation, being held hostage in Venezuela,” Trump said to reporters this week. “But Mia Love gave me no love, and she lost. Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.”

In that context, you can completely understand where Costello is coming from. The way he sees it, Trump’s brazen campaigning and clumsy political messaging essentially cost the Republicans their control of the House of Representatives, and for him to come out after that and publicly attack members of his own party for apparent inadequacies in their campaign strategy is quite breath-taking.


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