(Tea Party PAC) – Since the very beginning of President Trump’s presidential campaign back in 2015, there has been a very vocal subset of individuals within the Republican Party who just can’t seem to swallow their pride and put their support behind the man, despite the fact he’s done so much good for our country in his first term.
These folks, like Sen. James Lankford, are part of a movement known as “Never Trump” and have been just as adamant in their opposition to the president as the radical leftists in the Democratic Party. Individuals like these are putting our republic at risk with their false sense of self-righteousness.
Lankford actually made an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” where he said Trump is not a good role model for young people.
Check out the details from Breitbart:
On Sunday’s broadcast of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) said he did not think of President Donald Trump as “a role model for a lot of different youth.”
Partial transcript as follows:
BRENNAN: We’re on the verge of this impeachment trial. And during the- the Clinton impeachment, we often heard from Republicans that criticism and the call for an American president to be a moral leader. And we heard about moral failings. These days you will quietly hear criticism of the president from Republicans, but you don’t hear that loud criticism in the way we did 20 years ago. What has changed?
LANKFORD: Yeah. There- I’m not sure anything has changed. I think there is still this ongoing conversation about policy and about responsible leadership and about role models. I- I said very early on in the campaign time period when people asked me in 2016, what are you looking for? I said well, I always look for a president who can be a role model. I don’t think that President Trump as a person is a role model for a lot of different youth, that’s just me personally. I don’t like the way that he tweets, some of the things that he says, his word choices at times are not my word choices. He comes across with more New York City swagger than I do from the Midwest and definitely not the way that I’m raising my kids.
Saying that, there are policy areas that we agree on and when we agree on those things we work on those things together. But it’s also been a grand challenge to be able to say, for a person of faith, for a person who believes that there is a right way to go on things I- I wish that he did. And he was more of a role model in those areas. Now, saying all that, on the area of life where I’m very passionate about, on the issues of abortion, for instance. He’s been tenaciously pro-life. He’s focused on putting people around him that are very focused on religious liberty, not honoring a particular faith, but honoring any person of any faith to go be able to live and practice that faith and to have respect for that. That’s helpful for any person of faith. And to be able to say, give me the space to be able to live my faith and to be able to put people into the administration that will also allow that and encourage that. So for people of faith, it’s a bit of a conundrum at times that I look at some of the moral decisions that he’s made and go, I disagree with that. But he’s also been very, very protective of areas like life and very protective of areas of religious liberty to be able to allow people to be able to live their faith out. And at the end of the day, what we’re really looking for in an administration is folks that allow us to be able to live our principles.
Who needs enemies when you have friends like these, right?
While we most certainly don’t have to agree with everything President Trump says and does, there should be some solidarity when it comes to ensuring that we stop the Democratic Party from taking over the presidency and enacting policies that would destroy our way of life.
This doesn’t require much of a sacrifice, or any moral compromise, just simply standing up for what is right.