GOP Senate Candidate: If You Oppose Trump, It’s Just Like Adultery

We all know that the Republican Party likes to tout itself as the party of so-called “family values.” That means they oppose all abortion, homosexuality, polyamory, divorce, adultery…you know, all the stuff that they like to say that will send you straight to a fiery pit for all eternity and therefore do all they can to outlaw, but somehow routinely get caught doing themselves. But, they no longer have that bigotry wrapped in a flag and a Bible  moral high ground, because of Donald Trump.

The whole GOP acted appalled during the 2016 campaign as Trump careened from outrage to outrage, but they still stuck by him. After the infamous Access Hollywood tape, House Speaker Paul Ryan was caught on tape telling his members that he would no longer defend Donald Trump, and a slew of GOP lawmakers and high-rollers abandoned their embattled nominee in favor of write-in candidates instead. And then, the bane of our democratic republic, the Electoral College, vomited Donald Trump into the Oval Office, where he has been squatting ever since. To that end, the fact that he is a credibly accused sexual predator, a racist, a birther, and a thrice-married serial adulterer no longer mattered. According to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, as long as Trump does the Christian Right’s bidding, he gets a “mulligan” for 70 years of the kind of immorality that would have long ago ended the career of any other politician, regardless of political affiliation. That is why the news we are bringing you all today is so peculiar, given the circumstances laid about above.

Meet  GOP Rep. and newly minted Senate candidate Kevin Cramer (R- ND). He has decided that the best way to make it to the United States Senate is to fully Trumpify himself. He wouldn’t be the first down ballot Republican to do so, but Cramer takes it to a whole new level. He compares any GOP lawmaker who dares to go against Trump to an adulterer, saying to right-wing radio host Scott Hennen when talking about conservative Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp:

“Here’s the good news about Donald Trump: Most of the time, he’s for North Dakota, and that’s my point where I’ve heard [Heitkamp] say, ‘Gee, I voted with him 55 percent of the time.'”

“Can you imagine going home and telling your wife, ‘I’ve been faithful to you 55 percent of the time?’ Are you kidding me? Being wrong half the time is not a good answer.”

Cramer seems to forget the change that has been made since they gave Donald Trump a pass on their usual insistence upon the purest of pure moralists representing their party. In Trump’s GOP, adultery – even with porn stars – is A-Okay.

These people are the worst kinds of hypocrites, but then again, anyone who has been paying attention already knew that.


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