Donald Trump calls John Katko, other ‘political hacks’ over impeachment vote

Donald Trump calls John Katko, other 'political hacks' over impeachment vote

Donald Trump says Rep. John Katko and other Republicans who voted to remove him are “political hacks” the GOP must “get rid of” for the sake of party unity.

Trump made his comments Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, his first public speech since leaving the White House nearly six weeks ago.

Trump mentioned Katko when reciting the names of the 10 House Republicans and the seven GOP senators who voted to impeach him last month for “incitement to insurgency” in the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that killed five people.

Trump last mentioned House GOP conference chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming.

“Good news is in her condition, she was censored, ”Trump said. “And in his condition, his poll numbers have dropped faster than any human I’ve ever seen. So I hope they get rid of her in the next election. Get rid of them all.

Trump tried to paint a picture of a unified Republican Party in his speech and suggested he would play an important role in its future.

On Friday, he endorsed Max Miller, a former aide seeking to oust Ohio GOP Representative Anthony Gonzalez, who voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment.

“The RINOs we are surrounded by will destroy the Republican Party and the American worker, and destroy our country itself,” Trump said, referring to Republicans who voted to impeach him.

“RINOs, Republicans in name only,” he said. “But the Republican Party is united. The only division is …

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