In a column published in The Washington Post on Tuesday, conservative commentator and columnist George Will urged voters must do more than reject President Donald Trump in November. They need to vote against his Republican “enablers” too ― especially in the Senate.
The longtime conservative icon talked about how Trump once urged police not to be “too nice” when making an arrest.
“His hope was fulfilled for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Minneapolis pavement,” George Will wrote, referring to the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man whose death set off a wave of protests and unrest around the nation.
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of Floyd until he died, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder days after protests erupted nationwide.
Will said the underlying problems behind the nation’s unrest predate this presidency and will still be with us when he’s gone.
“The measures necessary for restoration of national equilibrium are many and will be protracted far beyond his removal,” Will wrote.
But one measure should be the removal of Trump’s supporters in Congress who “still gambol around his ankles with a canine hunger for petting.” And for those who think Trump might have reached rock bottom, Will warned that there was no such thing with this president.
“So, assume that the worst is yet to come,” Will wrote.
You can read the entire column HERE.