Most Republicans privately admit Donald Trump is racist and misogynistic, says Senator Sherrod Brown
The Ohio senator said Trump 'did things even Richard Nixon never did'.
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D), on Monday, said that most Republicans acknowledge privately that President Donald Trump is racist and misogynist. The senator added that during his 13 years in the Senate, his biggest disappointment has been seeing his current GOP colleagues continue to embolden Trump.
"They will not look good in history,” Brown said while making an appearance at the “The Late Show” hosted by Stephen Colbert. "Most Republican senators, when you talk to them individually, quietly, will acknowledge that Trump is a racist. They’ll acknowledge that Trump is a misogynist, they’ll acknowledge he has trouble telling the truth."
"They know he doesn’t do his homework," Brown continued. "They wonder about his relationship with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin because almost all of Trump’s foreign policy actions frankly are good for the Russians, and not always good for us, including withholding aid to Ukraine, including pulling out the troops so that the Turks attack, that was good for Russia, it was good for ISIS, it was good for Iran, but it wasn’t good for the US and it wasn’t good for Israel, clearly."
Colbert, during the segment, asked the senator if Republicans also admitted privately that they knew Trump's controversial July telephone call with the Ukraine President was wrong.
Brown replied with: "I’ve not heard any talk about that because they know that one puts them in real trouble if they acknowledge that publicly." Trump, during a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, had asked him for a "favor" involving an investigation into his political rival, former vice president Joe Biden. Trump's call with Zelensky came under public scrutiny earlier this month after an intelligence community whistleblower lodged a formal complaint involving Ukraine and a phone call Trump had with a foreign leader where the president made a “promise".
Trump later admitted to talking about Biden with the Ukrainian leader and delaying military aid worth thousands of dollars before that call. However, he claimed that the two were unrelated. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after the whistleblower's complaint last month, launched an impeachment probe against President Trump.
The Ohio senator also told Colbert that the Republican senators will not "go down as profiles in courage," and added that would "absolutely" vote for Trump's impeachment if he was still in the House. "He did things even Richard Nixon never did," Brown said referring to President Trump.