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Democrat Rep. Jim Himes (CT) said during a Thursday interview on CNN that his “lizard brain” wants to see “bad things” happen to President Donald Trump.

“Let me press you, Congressman,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said. “Do you want to see the president of the United States in jail?”

“More than anything else, Wolf, I don’t — this isn’t about my feelings or about retribution,” Himes responded. “The lizard brain that I have says I hope bad things happen to this man because he has been so destructive to our republic, to the concept of democracy, to the concept that, internationally, we are a light unto the nations.”

“So yes, I have my emotional reactions but, look, we’re a nation that is of a rule of — we are a nation of laws,” Himes continued. “So what I really hope — and this is me personally speaking — what I really hope is that if impeachment is not a mechanism of accountability — and I will tell you flat out that I can’t imagine anything happening, anything at all happening that would cause the Senate to convict and, therefore, remove this president — so impeachment stops in the House, in my opinion, my real hope is, that in 2020, the American voters look into their hearts, think about the generation that we’ve been celebrating today, who, as young men, decided that they would give their lives for this country.”

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pressed Himes on the subject in response to a Politico report that stated that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wanted to see the president in prison.

“I ask the question, Congressman, not only because of what Nancy Pelosi told her fellow Democrats in the House about preferring to see him in prison rather than being impeached — because Democrats have heavily criticized President Trump for himself talking about jailing his own political opponents,” Blitzer said. “He’s raised the possibility of their committing treason. Former senior officials in the Justice Department, the intelligence community, the FBI. So what she has just said and what you’re now saying, is that any different when you’re suggesting maybe the president belongs in jail?”

“It is. When the president of the United States, the leader of the country says something, it is different than when even a member of Congress says something,” Himes responded. “The president commands the most powerful apparatus in human history. That’s the executive branch of the government with the military, with the FBI, et cetera. He commands the most powerful institution that human beings have ever seen. So, yes, what the president — and by the way, he speaks for the country. I don’t speak for the country. If I’m lucky, I speak for just more than half of my constituents.”

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  • abolishliberalism says:

    As a CT resident I take this stuff very personally, It embarrasses me to no end when I see or hear one of my representatives getting caught up in the Anti Trump BS and saying these things. CT being one of the original 13 colonies and calling its self the “Constitution State” should be held to much higher standards that people like Himes, Murphy and Blumenthaul are these days… falling Lock step into line with the democratic party and behaving like a bunch of spoiled little babies is NOT a good look for the representatives of one of the States where democracy was born and where a lot of brave men and women lost their lives to make this country Free and one of the greatest countries in the world! I cant help but feel really bad when I hear these people who were actually elected by my fellow Residents, spitting on our very democracy and acting as if the only thing that matters is their party getting elected so they can brag at work to those from other parties that, “My guy won!’ not giving two s**ts about the rest of the country let alone their own state who is one of the highest taxed states in the union and one of the smallest, not to mention one of the busiest being stuck right in the middle between Boston and NYC! Little CT has a lot going for it but the democrats have quickly took the luster off the state and its now dull, dirty, gross, over taxed, in debt up to its ears and theres no hope of it recovering in the near to distant future….and yet, the dems are STILL voted in and those dems are only worried about their own, they dont seem to care about us here in “The Constitution State” at all! And it embarrasses the f*** out of me seeing that My little farming town nestled in the Naugatuck Valley in New Haven County voted almost two to one in favor of Trump and in favor of the GOP in the mid terms as did almost all the small towns but because of the six cities and their non tax paying welfare cases who make up most of their voters, the dems get elected again and again! And the dems say they want to make every vote count… what? by stealing the election from the GOP by any means necessary? are they kidding??

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