“How does Sarah Huckabee Sanders go to work every day if she was sent out there to mislead the American people”, Dent asked CNN hosts. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) has been one of the loudest anti-Trumpers on the Republican side. So it’s not surprising he jumped to the call from his friends over at CNN. Take a look.
"How does Sarah Huckabee Sanders go to work every day if she was sent out there to mislead the American people" asks Republican Rep. Charlie Dent after Giuliani reveals Trump reimbursed Cohen for the Stormy Daniel's payment https://t.co/GlKyrOW14Ehttps://t.co/X3HIire4dj
Charlie Dent called for congressional oversight hearings into the matter, suggesting that it would be hypocritical not to hold them.
“I think there is certainly a role for Congress,” the Pennsylvania Republican said on CNN’s “Newsroom” on Thursday.
“Let’s put the shoe on the other foot,” Dent said. “If a Democratic president had paid off a porn star to keep quiet while he was president, I suspect we’d have oversight hearings, and I suspect there should be some oversight hearings to get to the bottom of this.”
“If a Democratic president had done this, we’d be waving a bloody shirt right now,” he said of his Republican House colleagues.
However, Dent has been a very outspoken critic of the President. He publicly refused to vote for him during the 2016 elections and has seized the opportunity to bash Trump anytime someone gives him a little screen time. Dent once said:
“Before Donald Trump became president, the litmus test for Republicans was — it was really about the ideological purity and conformity. Now the litmus test has changed. The issue is loyalty to the man, to the president. And for some, you know, loyalty is not enough, you have to be angry and aggrieved. I’ve often said to some folks around here that if I set myself on fire for them, they would complain that the flame, that the temperature of the flame isn’t hot enough.”