In an essay published in The New York Times
on Wednesday, former Rep. Barbara Comstock
(R-VA) expressed her disdain for ex-President Donald Trump
Comstock urged her Republican colleagues to abandon Trump, whom she mockingly referred to as the "patron saint of sore losers," if they wanted to win elections
. Trump cost Republicans
the White House
and control of the House and Senate
during his tenure
Comstock served in the House from 2015 to 2019. Last month, she joked that if Trump "disappeared tomorrow, I don't think there would be many Republicans in the search party."
Republicans should be “at the forefront of seeking answers on the insurgency and diminishing the power of QAnon
and the other conspiracy
theories that Mr. Trump has fueled,” according to Comstock. Instead, Republicans have opposed a bipartisan commission
to investigate the violence.
“He is not the future, and Republicans must stop fearing him,” Comstock said of Trump, adding that “he will continue to harm the party if we do not confront the Jan. 6 facts head-on.”
“Republicans must have more faith in their policies and stop being afraid of a dangerous and diminished man who has divided the country and now divides our party,” she concluded, adding, “Reconsider the commission, allow the investigation
to proceed, and run and win in 2022 on the truth.”
Read the entire essay by Comstock here.