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Rep. Cummings: Republicans Complain About Trump, Also Are 'Aiders, Abettors'

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 10 October 2017 03:37 PM

Congressional Republicans are voicing many of the same complaints Sen. Bob Corker has made about President Donald Trump, but they are worried about retribution if they say their opinions in public, Rep. Elijah Cummings claimed Tuesday.

Further, he told MSNBC's "Morning Joe," there are many Republicans in the House and Senate who are "aiders and abettors" to Trump's actions.

"I have been asking them why don't they say these things in public," the ranking Democrat of the House Ways and Means Committee said. "I think many of them are concerned about being the victim of a tweet. Other ones are worried about having somebody run against them from the right. And there are others who are basically saying boys will be boys."

Corker, while speaking with The New York Times on Sunday following a weekend marked with tweeted attacks said he is concerned Trump's rhetoric could lead the country into World War III, and many other Senate Republicans have the same fears about the president that he does.

"The thing I hear the most is about a war with North Korea," Cummings agreed Tuesday. "They believe that someone like the president of North Korea and with our president going back and forth, that one moment could cause war, and that war would be quite destructive."

Cummings continued Congressional Republicans are also concerned the business of the American people is not being done.

"The people who are laying right now in the hospital trying to figure out how to pay their bills, they're wondering what's going to happen to themselves," Cummings said. "They're wondering about – they look at things, Cabinet members flying around the country on their tax dollars, and trying to figure out what ever happened to them? They're spending so much time living the lavish lives that they've forgotten about why we're here."

However, he added he believes Republicans in the House and Senate are "aiders and abettors to Donald Trump."

"He couldn't do all the things he does in his Cabinet, the things they do, unless in the Congress they sat back and said there will be no accountability," Cummings said. "That's basically what is happening right now. When Donald Trump made that comment about being able to walk down the street and shoot somebody and people would still be for him. When he said it, I don't believe it, but now I do. Because there's no accountability."

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., told MSNBC's "Morning Joe," there are many Republicans in the House and Senate who are "aiders and abettors" to Trump's actions.
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