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David Jolly: 'Is the Republic Safer' With Dems in Majority?

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By    |   Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:20 AM

Former Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., said Monday night that he believes the republic could be "safer" with Democratic control of the House.

"I personally as a Republican in the past few weeks have wondered, is the republic safer if Democrats take over the House in 2018," he said on MSNBC in an interview with Lawrence O'Donnell. "I raised that issue with the leading Republican in D.C. last week, and the remarkable thing is he had been thinking exactly the same thing. This is a president that needs a greater check on his power than Republicans in Congress have offered."

He added that "There is no discernible Republican ideological agenda that is worth fighting for right now."

"We do know that we have a president who very well might put this nation at risk and this Republican Congress has done nothing to check his power," Jolly continued. "Democrats could, and we might be better off as a republic if they take the House in 2018."

Rob Simms, the former executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee, wasn't impressed with Jolly's remarks, prompting a heated exchange on Twitter.

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Former Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., said Monday night that he believes the republic could be "safer" with Democratic control of the House.
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