On the finish of August, Republican Rep. John Shimkus from Illinois, introduced that he wouldn’t search reelection, including his identify to the pile of Republicans bowing out for personal life. On Thursday, Rep. Shimkus spoke with KMOX’s Mark Reardon. Through the interview, Rep. Shimkus performs dismayed and shocked at what a catastrophe the Trump presidency has been. After telling the host that “nobody knew how he [Donald Trump] would work out,” as president, Rep. Shimkus skirts round whether or not or not Trump’s Ukraine cellphone name is “an impeachable offense,” as a substitute saying he was “troubled by it.”
Because the dialog moved onto how and why folks appear to care about our international coverage beneath Trump, Rep. Shimkus defined that holding our international treaties and pacts with allies intact ought to be a no brainer for anybody. The largest assertion Shimkus made was when requested about information of Turkey’s transfer to “flood out” Kurds from Syria by violent motion. Shimkus stated he was “heartbroken” to listen to the information, saying “In actual fact, I referred to as my chief of employees in D.C., and instructed him to tug my identify off the ‘I assist Donald Trump listing.’ We’ve got simply stabbed our allies within the again.”
Reardon is one thing of a right-wing hack radio persona, and confronted with such a daring assertion, within the face of the standard pablum, he can solely try at restating what he was instructed, sans the truth that Shimkus simply stated he doesn’t assist Donald Trump anymore.
REARDON: So, you you, I need to ensure I perceive you, you’re saying—and I believe a variety of Republicans, I believe Lyndsey Graham have [sic] expressed disappointment with the president—you’re saying this doesn’t sit effectively with you, these international coverage selections?
REP. SHIMKUS: No. It’s horrible. It’s despicable. I don’t have sufficient phrases to say it. I’m embarrassed by it and I’m saddened for the Kurdish folks.
Rep. Shimkus tells Reardon he doesn’t know what occurs subsequent. The sound of defeat could be extra musical to my ears if it wasn’t leading to dying and disaster.