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Friday, June 03, 2016

 8:15 PM 

Pocan mocks Republicans for not mentioning Trump at their state convention

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan mocked Republican speakers for failing to say “the name that cannot be named” during their state convention last month.

Pocan, D-Town of Vermont, asked party activists a series of questions, he said, so they’d end up mentioning Donald Trump’s name more often in a quick spurt than the entire weekend Republicans spent together.

He asked activists who wants to build a wall, ban Muslims, is one of the most vocal birthers, said he wouldn’t rule out defaulting on the national debt and “emphatically promises he does not have small hands.”

After each question, the crowd called out Trump’s name. Pocan then said Dems aren’t afraid to say the names of their presidential candidates, leading the crowd in alternating between “Hillary” and “Bernie.”

Pocan said 2016 could be a train wreck for Republicans, from the White House down to the state Legislature because of Trump. But he said it would take the Dems’ collective efforts on Trump and Republicans who “tuck their tails” and coalesce around the businessman’s “xenophobic, misogynistic and racist tent.” 

Pocan also mocked House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, for announcing his support for Trump through an op-ed in his hometown paper. Pocan said he “hid” the endorsement in doing so.

“How’s that for Trump pride in this country?” Pocan said.

Listen to Pocan's speech.

-- By JR Ross



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