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Tell Romney, Sasse And Collins To Stop Their Virtue Signaling Attacks On Trump

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It seems the Democrat-manufactured Ukraine scandal has breathed some life into the virtue signaling wing of the Republican establishment, with Senators Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse and Susan Collins all coming out to attack the President over his recent remarks about China investigating Joe and Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings there.

Romney tweeted:
By all appearances, the President’s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.

Sasse issues a statement saying:
Hold up: Americans don’t look to Chinese commies for the truth. If the Biden kid broke laws by selling his name to Beijing, that’s a matter for American courts, not communist tyrants running torture camps.

And Collins told the Bangor Daily News:
I thought the president made a big mistake by asking China to get involved in investigating a political opponent… It’s completely inappropriate.

Then there is the fake “Republican” group “Republicans for the Rule of Law” that is running pro-impeachment ads targeting five GOP lawmakers in competitive districts:  Reps. Fred Upton (Mich.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Will Hurd (Texas), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.)  and Mark Amodei (Nev.) are all getting hit with the fiery ad according to reporting by The Hill.

The 30-second ad calls Trump’s actions an “abuse of power” and warns it will happen again “unless Republicans ... stand up and say it’s wrong.”

The lead dog in “Republicans for the Rule of Law” is former Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a #NeverTrump Republican who for months has encouraged primary challengers to Trump.

Trump, for his part, has used social media to counterpunch.

In a pair of tweets, reported by The Hill, the president argued that the Utah Republican should be removed from office and that former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), another frequent Trump critic, was "better" than Romney.

"I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats! #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY," Trump tweeted.

"No Kevin, Jeff Flake is better!" he added, responding to Fox News reporter Kevin Corke's tweet questioning whether Romney was "the new #JeffFlake."

What all these virtue signaling Republicans have in common, beside a distaste for Donald Trump, is a total lack inclination to virtue signal about Joe and Hunter Biden’s corruption and a total lack of curiosity about it.

It is as if selling access and influence with the Vice President is OK, but criticizing the practice is prohibited.

Indeed, Senator Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, who could investigate the corruption of the Bidens said he has no interest in conducting an investigation into the Bidens’ business dealings.

According to The Hill, Graham told reporters back before the two-week October recess that any investigation of Biden and his son should be conducted outside the sphere of politics.

“We’re not going to do anything,” Graham said when asked what action he was going to take as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman regarding Hunter Biden's dealings with Ukraine. “I have no interest in opening up that front.”

“I don’t want to turn the Senate into a circus,” said Graham, who is considered one of Trump's strongest allies on Capitol Hill. “I want somebody to look at the conflict of interest outside of politics.”

We think Vice President Mike Pence had it right and is one of the few Republicans in Washington to get it right when he defended President Trump’s call for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son’s dealings, saying the American people deserve to know the facts.

“The American people have the right to know whether or not the vice president of the United States or his family profited from his position,” Pence told reporters in Scottsdale, Arizona according to reports by Reuters.

“My predecessor had a son who was paid $50,000 a month to be on a Ukrainian board at the time that Vice President Biden was leading the Obama administration’s efforts in Ukraine, I think (that) is worth looking into,” Pence said according to the Reuters report. “And the president has made it very clear that he believes ... other nations around the world should look into it as well.”

“When you hold the second highest office in the land it comes with unique responsibilities - not just to be above impropriety, but to be above the appearance of impropriety, and clearly in this case there are legitimate questions that ought to be asked,” Pence added in the kind of direct attack on Biden in which all Republicans should be engaging right now.

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Senators Romney, Sasse and Collins to tell them to stop virtue signaling about President Trump and to support an investigation into the gross corruption of Joe and Hunter Biden.

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