Dropping the last shred of any political waffling on the matter, former CBS News anchor Dan Rather came right out and declared that real rats are better than the Republican elected officials who stood by President Donald Trump until now.
He first compared nervous Trump supporters finally tip-toeing away as his future dims to rats fleeing a sinking ship.
But in one significant way, that’s “just not fair to rats,” Rather said. Rats aren’t as bad as Trump-deserting Republicans because they “tend not to be complicit in driving ships to the bottom of the sea,” he said on Twitter.
It’s tempting to use the analogy of rats fleeing a sinking ship to describe the growing number of Republican elected officials starting to speak out against Donald Trump. But that's really not fair to rats, who tend not to be complicit in driving ships to the bottom of the sea.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) October 17, 2020
Twitter followers loved the slam from the “unleashed” Rather.
Thank you for getting this exactly right.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 17, 2020
Damn. That is some eviscerating shade @DanRather. I really like Dan Rather unleashed. 👊
— William Level (@WilliamLevel) October 17, 2020
— CaliTXMutt 🐀 (@CaliTXMutt) October 17, 2020
As long as my feet remain on this earth, I will never forget the Republicans who were complicit.
— CarrieT (@UclaBruin1998) October 17, 2020
History will not be kind to these enablers who remained silent and looked the other way. The voters will be even less kind to them.
— MicheleMuse (@MicheleMuse5) October 17, 2020
Rats that deserve to go down with the ship? I'll start:
1. Lindsey Graham
2. Mitch McConnell
3. Mike Pence
4. Bill Barr
5. Rudy Giuliani
— Aoife Boylan (@AoifePBoylan) October 17, 2020
The GOP voted to make Trump above the law. They bought him. They own him.We will not forget.
— Groots (@GretaGroots) October 17, 2020
I prefer to think of them as cockroaches when the lights come on... pic.twitter.com/uP3uuKetaM
— The Tokin' Mouse (@songlibah) October 17, 2020
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