Barbara Comstock: If Trump disappeared there wouldn’t be many Republicans in the search party

Former Virginia Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock said Sunday that if former President Trump went missing, “I don’t think you’d have many Republicans in the search party.”

Comstock made the remark while appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to discuss the recent Senate vote in which Republicans blocked the creation of a commission to look into the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Comstock has put her support behind the family of Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died shortly after the attack, in its call to form a commission.

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd pointed to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who argued that an independent commission would be better and more trustworthy than a commission composed of lawmakers chosen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Todd argued that if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was in the same position, he would in fact argue in favor of a congressional commission.

“Well, that was exactly the argument that we were making to the senators,” Comstock said.

“I understand Republicans want to get away from Donald Trump. I mean, if Donald Trump disappeared tomorrow, I don’t think you’d have many Republicans in the search party, right? Maybe a few prosecutors, but not Republicans,” Comstock added. “So they want to get away from him, but the problem is he’s not going to go away.”


“But this is not about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about the country, and it’s about getting to the truth, and it’s about protecting the Capitol, the people who work there and also making sure this never happens again,” Comstock said.

Via The Hill

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