RNC Delegate Calls Donald Trump Team ‘Brownshirts’ Who Act Like ‘Fascists’
Former U.S. Senator Gordon Humphrey, a GOP delegate, remains defiant toward Donald Trump and his team in a live TV interview.
On Monday, Gordon Humphrey, the former U.S. Senator from New Hampshire and a current GOP delegate at the Republican National Convention, took the Trump campaign to task during an interview with MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff. Humphrey said that when he tried to raise a point of parliamentary inquiry, he was (in his own words) “immediately drowned out by people I would refer to as brownshirts around — in my surroundings.”
“Brownshirts” is a reference to the Sturmabteilung, the original paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party, who played a pivotal role in Hitler’s ascension to power. But that wasn’t all Humphrey had to say:
“I’ve seen a lot. This is not a meeting of the Republican National Committee. This is a meeting of brownshirts.”
He clarified that he used the term “brownshirts” to refer to “people who act like fascists.”
“They might not be fascists, but they act like fascists. They have the manners or the lack of manners of fascists. And in this respect they are only too reflective of Donald Trump himself.”
When Soboroff asked Humphrey if he had a message for Donald Trump and the RNC, he responded simply with “Never Trump.”