Principled conservative Tara Setmayer and frequent CNN guest Tara Setmayer made mincemeat out of former Republican presidential candidate and Trump defender Rick Santorum on Friday night, humiliating the former Pennsylvania senator for his sycophantic support of the bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor.
Appearing with Bill Maher and Rob “Meathead” Reiner on HBO Friday night, Setmayer shamed Santorum, an early supporter of Donald Trump, and while the entire segment is a must-watch, it gets really good at about the 7:21 mark in the clip below.
“I’m a proud conservative who is horrified and embarrassed by what the conservative party has allowed. What do we stand for if this is what we are now allowing to become our representation?
He [Donald Trump] is not our standard-bearer!
I mean, Senator, you were are a conservative and you stood next to Donald Trump at an event where he used veterans as political pawns because he threw a temper tantrum over Megan Kelly. And I thought to myself, ‘Why?! What are you doing compromising our integrity like this for a con artist who gets off on gets off on getting adulation from people and uses our veterans to do it?'”
As the crowd gives Setmayer thunderous applause, she shouts, “It’s a disgrace!” as a visibly neutered Rick Santorum is sitting literally right next to her.
Santorum tries a lame attempt to defend himself, and it really doesn’t work, as he was forced to admit that Trump’s fundraising for vets to get out of a debate was a “stunt.”