Lamborn Tosses Giuliani Under the Bus

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) as a fictional character.

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs) isn’t a member of the House Intelligence Committee (in any sense of the phrase) that is currently overseeing public impeachment hearings against President Trump, but that doesn’t mean he can’t try to advance his own ridiculous theory on the matter.

David Corn of Mother Jones and MSNBC apparently found Lamborn talking to reporters in Washington D.C. today on the second day of public impeachment hearings. Lamborn’s take on the Ukraine scandal is that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani acted as some sort of rogue actor:

LAMBORN: I have some questions about what Mr. Giuliani was doing. But that’s a side issue. That…that’s got really nothing to do with the President.

Lamborn’s comment is justifiably met with credulity from Corn, who tries unsuccessfully to get the Colorado Springs Republican to explain how 2+2 = 5.

REPORTER: But doesn’t it have everything to do with the President when the President is telling officials, ‘Talk to Rudy. Talk to Rudy.’

LAMBORN: Unless he [Giuliani] was off on his own mission doing things that people didn’t know about, kind of like a loose cannon. Then, that’s a Rudy Giuliani problem, not a President Trump one.

REPORTER: But, this is what I don’t get: The President told [Ukrainian President] Zelinsky, ‘I want you to talk to Rudy.’ The President told top diplomats when they came in to see him, ‘Talk to Rudy. Talk to Rudy.’ So the President is empowering Rudy Giuliani, so isn’t he responsible for Rudy Giuliani’s involvement in all of this? If he’s telling people, ‘Rudy’s my man.’

LAMBORN: He may have been wrong to trust Rudy Giuliani if Giuliani was doing things on his own that were improper. So maybe he was trusting him too much.

The reporter tries once more to get Lamborn to explain his incongruent logic, but Lamborn begs off by saying that he has to go vote on something.

You can watch the entire exchange below:

5 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. harrydoby says:

    I would caption this with "You First"

    Political cartoons

    • kwtree says:

      The rewards for loyalty to Trump have been consistent; ask Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Scaramouch, Michael Cohen, Jeffery Epstein, and now Roger Stone. On the bright side, they’re living off the taxpayer’s dime, and have plenty of down time to reflect on what they’ve done. 

      Seb Gorka has been relegated to  selling fish oil, Omarosa is vainly hawking her book, and Sean Spicer is humiliating himself dancing in chartreuse leotards. 
      Stephen Miller, Gordon Sondland, William Barr, Kelly Anne Conway, and Steve Bannon, you’re up next! Plenty of room under that bus…

      As for Lamborn,  he is just not very bright. My favorite Lamborn moment is still watching him get schooled on climate change by a nine year old girl. At about 17 minutes in on this video

  2. If Guiliani is (yet another) rogue actor in the Trump Administration, then Trump is in the stage of his mental life where someone responsible has to take away the checkbook and keys. Also, Pence and everyone else willing to go along with all of these multiple-felony actors.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      You may want to add the nuclear launch codes to the checkbook and keys.

      At least during Nixon's final days, Ford and Schlesinger worked out an arrangement with the joint chiefs who were to contact them before acting on any "unusual" orders Nixon might issue.

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    He may have been wrong to trust [Tump] if [Ttump] was doing things on his own that were improper.  So maybe he was trusting him too much.

    “May have.” Is there a single GOPer left on Capitol Hill that this couldn’t apply to? 

    Ah, irony . . . 

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