Former Republican Senator goes on MSNBC and argues for getting rid of ‘this vile president’

On the heels of announcements by GOP Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker that they would not be seeking re-election, a former Republican senator argued that the “nation needs to be rid” of President Trump.

“This is a vivid example of the bad driving out the good,” former Senator Gordon Humphrey said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” calling on the Senate to invoke the 25th amendment to remove “this vile president” from office.

“And I think it’s high time a majority of Republicans join with Bob Corker and Jeff Flake and denounce the president as a man who is reckless, so reckless and careless and cruel in the conduct of his office as to be vile and corrupting of the American system,” the former New Hampshire senator, and longtime Trump critic, said.

Flake unloaded about his decision to retire and blasted Trump with all he had in a speech Tuesday. The Arizona Republican apparently thought it braver to turn tail and run, like his Tennessee colleague, Corker, than to commit to keeping the president in check while delivering on campaign promises to American voters.

Humphrey, meanwhile, continued the unprecedented criticism of the president, calling for the Senate to uphold the Constitution. Amazing how liberals and Trump haters praise and invoke the Constitution when it suits their agenda.

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“It’s high time that Congress with the encouragement of former members of Congress may I say, and former presidents may I say especially, invoke the 25th amendment to remove this man from office because he is simply unfit to discharge the powers and duties of that office,” Humphrey declared.

“Those are the words of the constitution. The president doesn’t have to be stark raving mad. If he is reckless and dangerous, that makes him unfit. And that is the description of Donald Trump,” the 77-year-old, who twice failed to win a bid for New Hampshire governor, added.

Host Chris Hayes interjected about other possible solutions but Humphrey was not budging, hurling outrageous insults at Trump to drive his point home.

“Look, we need to be rid — the nation needs to be rid of this vile president whose vileness is so great as to personify evil,” he argued. “We need to be rid of this man and Congress has the power to do it under the Constitution by amendment, which would strip the president of his powers and transfer them to the Vice President.”

“There is not a moment to lose, members of Congress need to stand up and show some courage and some principle and put the country and its future and our hopes ahead of their selfish personal political ambitions,” Humphrey added.

Though, with the exit of Flake and Corker, it seems some members of Congress may be lacking in the courage and principle departments.

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Twitter users and Trump supporters were not about to take Humphrey’s attacks in silence and fired back immediately.

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