A Pennsylvania state senator has come to the defense of an unnamed Texas state senator whose career President Donald Trump threatened to “destroy,” by tweeting, “Why don’t you try to destroy my career you fascist, loofa-faced, (expletive)-gibbon!”
Daylin Leach’s strong words follow the release of a video showing a White House sheriffs meeting, in which Trump says, “Who is the state senator? Do you want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career.” At the time, Trump was speaking to a North Texas sheriff who complained of a state senator wanting to “introduce legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get a conviction before seizing an offender’s assets.”
Before daring Trump to target his own career, Leach says that he too opposes civil asset forfeiture.
You can watch the exchange below:
According to the Philly Voice, after Leach’s tweet drew national attention his spokesperson released a statement saying:
“President Trump blithely talked about destroying the career of a man who disagreed with Trump on a policy issue. Then Trump laughed about it, which is just what you’d expect from someone who gets his kicks firing people on national television. Trump just continues to undermine democratic norms, America’s system of checks and balances, and the general principle of human decency. Senator Leach is mad as hell about it, as you can see from his tweet.”