Self-described "conservative" Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin says President Donald Trump must be defeated, and called on her fellow Americans to "collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party."
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Speaking on MSNBC's "AM Joy" on Sunday, Rubin responded to the outrage over former White House press secretary Sean Spicer becoming a competitor on "Dances with the Stars," saying that Trump administration alums should be rejected by the public.
"What we should be doing in shunning these people," Rubin said. "Shunning, shaming these people is a statement of moral indignation that these people are not fit for a polite society. I think it's absolutely abhorrent that any institution of higher learning, any news organization or any entertainment organization that has a news outlet would hire these people."
"It's not only that Trump has to lose, but that all his enablers have to lose," the columnist continued, as other panelists nodded in agreement. "We have to collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party. We have to level them, because if there are survivors, if there are people who weather this storm, they will do it again. They will take this as confirmation that, 'hey, it just pays to ride the waves look at me I made it through.'"
"And so up and down the ticket, federal state and local offices, the country has to repudiate this," Rubin added. "It is not a normal administration."
The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra posted a clip of Rubin's comments on Twitter:
Rubin has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, and Sunday's display was not the first time she has endorsed public harassment of current or former members of the administration.
Last year, after then-White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was mistreated at a Virginia restaurant, Rubin said of Sanders and other administration officials, "We're not going to let these people go through life unscathed," adding that they "should be made uncomfortable, and I think that's a life sentence, frankly."