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Ex-GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock Jokes That If Trump Disappeared, Few Republicans Would Look For Him.
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Ex-GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock Jokes That If Trump Disappeared, Few Republicans Would Look For Him.


Most Republican elected officials are so tired of Donald Trump and his constant negative impact on the party that if he "disappeared tomorrow, I don't think you'd have many Republicans in the search party," former GOP Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock speculated Sunday.

“Perhaps a few prosecutors,” she joked on “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd, but “not Republicans.”

The problem, according to Comstock, is that while Republicans "want to get away from him," Trump is "not going away." As a result, Republican lawmakers must figure out how to continue to help govern while also supporting things like a critical decision to create a commission on Jan. 6.

WATCH: Former Republican Rep. @BarbaraComstock says, "If Donald Trump disappeared tomorrow, I don't think you'd have many Republicans in the search party." #MTP "Maybe a few prosecutors. But not Republicans." pic.twitter.com/3VbYqG5Oh3 — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 30, 2021

“This is not about Democrats or Republicans,” she added, referring to the commission, which will not be formed due to a filibuster by Republicans in the Senate. “It’s about the country, and getting to the truth, and protecting the Capitol, the people who work there, and making sure this never happens again.”

Comstock is confident that a “thorough investigation” will be conducted — though it appears that Republicans will not be included — in large part due to heartfelt pleas to lawmakers and the press from fallen Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s grieving mother and partner, as well as supporting fellow officers Michael Fanone and Michael Dunn.

Sicknick, 42, suffered two strokes a day after being assaulted by rioters, during what Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) described as a typical tourist visit.

“A lot of people still don’t understand how violent” the Capitol attack was, according to Comstock. “Officer Fanone was tased 12 times at the back of his neck... he has traumatic brain injuries and... almost died that day,” he said.

The video above contains the entirety of Comstock's interview.

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