A GOP congressman assailed Democrats in Congress for not condemning anti-Trump celebrities, name-checking Madonna and Robert De Niro during the president’s impeachment hearing on Wednesday.
“I’ve heard President TrumpDonald TrumpGrowing number of GOP lawmakers say they support impeachment YouTube temporarily bars uploading of new content on Trump’s channel House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump MORE radicalized the rioters that stormed this Capitol,” Rep. Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckPompeo, Cruz and other Trump allies condemn Twitter’s ban on president Coalition of 7 conservative House Republicans says they won’t challenge election results GOP attacks Democrats for allowing Moore to vote after positive COVID test MORE (R-Colo.) said while the House debated an impeachment article over the president’s role in inciting his supporters to attack the Capitol last week.
“And I would say we need to look no further than ourselves to find out what happened and to look at history,” Buck continued.
“Americans were frustrated when they learned the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign,” he said, before naming several high-profile celebrities critical of the commander in chief.
“And then, the socialists in Hollywood joined their allies in Congress. Robert De Niro said that he wanted to punch the president in the face,” Buck said.
“Madonna thought about blowing up the White House. Kathy Griffin held up a likeness of the president’s beheaded head.”
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Madonna defended those remarks at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, saying days after the event that she was “not a violent person.”
In 2017, comedian Griffin drew intense backlash and faced canceled tour dates after posing for a photo shoot with a prop meant to look like Trump’s severed head.
“And nothing was said by my colleagues at that point in time,” Buck said Wednesday. “In fact, one Democrat colleague said that Trump supporters should be harassed wherever they are,” he added, noting incidents involving former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersSarah Sanders on Trump’s reported war dead criticism: ‘Those comments didn’t happen’ Sarah Sanders memoir reportedly says Trump joked she should hook up with Kim Jong Un McEnany stamps her brand on White House press operation MORE Sanders and former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenActing DHS chief Chad Wolf stepping down Here are the biggest acts of media malfeasance in 2020 ‘Anonymous’ whistleblower Miles Taylor changing locations, employing private security after death threats MORE.
Original posted at thehill.com