Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) warned Republican Senators during a Monday night interview on CBS News that if they break with President Donald Trump and side with the Democrats that they will face “political repercussions” for their actions.
Meadows recently announced that he would not seek reelection in 2020 and will retire from Congress. There has been speculation that he will join the Trump administration at some point but that has not been confirmed yet.
“You know, I’ve been one of the few that believe that Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Perry could have testified when it was over here in the House,” Meadows responded. “I’m also one that believes that when you get close to the president, whether it be his chief of staff or his national security advisor, you have to allow for that free flow of conversation back and forth, where ideas can be shared. And so I do believe that executive privilege should be invoked on that and that we shouldn’t hear from Ambassador Bolton.”
“Do you think Republican senators face political repercussions if they break with the president?” O’Donnell asked.
“Yeah, I do,” Meadows responded. “I mean, listen, I don’t wanna speak for my Senate colleagues. But there are always political repercussions for every vote you take. There is no vote that is higher-profile than this.”