Chris Cuomo Shares A Republican Quote That Could Haunt GOP Lawmakers

Oct. 9, 2019


Chris Cuomo Shares A Republican Quote That Could Haunt GOP Lawmakers

CNN’s Chris Cuomo reached into the Republican Party’s past to find a quote that could haunt GOP lawmakers today as the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump gets underway in Congress.

In 1950, Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) took on Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy, a member of her own party, in a speech she called a “Declaration of Conscience.” While Chase didn’t mention McCarthy by name, she urged her fellow Republicans to stand up for the basic American values being trampled by McCarthyism:

“It is high time that we stop thinking politically as Republicans and Democrats about elections and started thinking patriotically as Americans about national security based on individual freedom. I don’t want to see the Republican party ride to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny: fear, ignorance, bigotry, smear.”

“Wow, did she resonate,” Cuomo said before noting that Chase’s words served as a reminder to her fellow politicians.
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