Home Posts In A Memorial Day Message, An Anti-Trump Republican Lawmaker Slams Trump As The "Ultimate Betrayal."
In A Memorial Day Message, An Anti-Trump Republican Lawmaker Slams Trump As The "Ultimate Betrayal."
Donald Trump

In A Memorial Day Message, An Anti-Trump Republican Lawmaker Slams Trump As The "Ultimate Betrayal."


Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) blasted conservatives as "treacherous snakes" who "can go straight to hell" in a series of messages on Memorial Day.

Meijer, an Iraq War veteran who took office earlier this year, has made a name for himself as one of the few members of his party to defy former President Donald Trump's whims.

I struggle with Memorial Day. Stupid hot takes + brow-beatings from the holier-than-thou. Memories + knowledge that for too many, it's a reminder of a father, mother, wife, husband, son, daughter gone. Our shared obligation to make this country worthy of their sacrifice. (1/3) — Rep. Peter Meijer (@RepMeijer) May 31, 2021

And then there are those who take this sacrifice for granted, waxing patriotic while salivating for civil war, claiming they must destroy the Republic in order to save it in the ultimate betrayal of sworn oaths. Those treacherous snakes can go straight to hell. (2/3) — Rep. Peter Meijer (@RepMeijer) May 31, 2021

Remember the fallen and those who loved them today and always. Remember what it was they sacrificed for, and remember the need to protect it from the greedy delusions of craven demagogues who would burn it all down if it meant more power or profit for them. (3/3) — Rep. Peter Meijer (@RepMeijer) May 31, 2021

Meijer was one of 35 Republicans who broke with the party and voted to create an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol, which he described as an “objective, authoritative, and even-handed” attempt to understand how the insurgency occurred.

“At the end of the day, we need accountability. We need an open, transparent investigation that will result in a public document that the people can refer to,” Meijer told CNN’s Jake Tapper last month, shortly before the vote on the January 6 commission.

The effort to establish the commission was successful in the House but failed in the Senate after the chamber failed to secure the 60 votes required to override a Republican filibuster.

Following the Jan. 6 attack, Meijer voted to impeach Trump, saying it was “important that we have elected leaders who are not thinking solely about what is in their individual self-interest, not what will be politically expedient, but what we actually need for the country.”

This decision prompted county Republican parties to vote on censure resolutions against Meijer; however, the Michigan Republican Party as a whole declined to do so in April.

0 Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published, Required fields are marked with *.