A member of the Republican National Committee has been caught on tape ranting about the apparent dire need of someone to rebel against the likes of Donald Trump. The video shows that not just us level-headed liberals are worried about Trump representing the Republican party in the Presidential race.
The footage captured Holland Redfield, who represents the U.S. Virgin Islands, discussing the issues he has with Trump fielding the nomination.
“If I didn’t say this, I’d go home very troubled.” Redfield tells the audience of the private, RNC Winter Meeting.
“When we have allowed the party to be representing a tremendous amount of anger…we are playing a very dangerous game.
Does the tail wag the dog, or does the dog wag the tail?”
Redfield depicts his disgust for the language so often used by candidates like Trump, as well as the ‘disrespect’ for ethnic minorities. Not because of the inherent racism behind the statements, but because of the risk it poses in terms of losing the votes of non-white Americans.
Redfield goes on to mention that candidates like Trump have the rest of the Republican party minding their own as well.
“…we’re almost terrorized as members of our party. ‘Shut up. Toe the line, embrace each other, and let’s go forward.’”
But he refuses to directly name Trump during the entirety of his rant, because he understands the ramifications he’d be faced with. Although it’s clear to anyone with a set of eyeballs and half a brain, who he’s referring to.
Even so, Redfield claims:
“I will be targeted.”
And I doubt he stands alone. The “issue” of Donald Trump is a mainly bipartisan one. Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: that Trump is a joke, a terrifying one, but still a joke nonetheless. He makes a mockery out of democracy, and he must go.
Many Republicans feel as though he doesn’t echo the ideas or moral values of the party in the slightest. He’s an extremist attempting to be the face of a party he doesn’t even understand. What could be more wrong?
If this isn’t a warning to Americans, then I don’t know what is.
This video speaks to an ever-increasing crisis within the GOP, as well as conservatives across America. Watch for yourself to see what I mean.
Feature Image via Flickr Creative Commons/Gage Skidmore.