GOP senators avoid comments on Trump's photo-op, use of tear gas on protestors

WATCH: GOP senators react to President Trump’s photo-op at St. John's Episcopal Church on Monday night, with some not commenting. 'I didn’t really see it.' 'He was just trying to make a point.' 'I'm late for lunch.'

6/3/2020 10:21:00 AM

WATCH: GOP senators react to President Trump’s photo-op at St. John's Episcopal Church on Monday night, with some not commenting. 'I didn’t really see it.' 'He was just trying to make a point.' 'I'm late for lunch.'

NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt asks GOP senators whether there was an abuse of power, after police clear peaceful protestors with tear gas ahead of the president's visit to St. John's in Washington on Monday.

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Shame These enablers will be held accountable by history. Sycophant coward just like the others. CowArds! They’re all afraid of the Big Bad Bully! Little afraid boys of the GOP! Sad for grown man who are to protect our nation & its people & now forgotten principles senators are grilling Rosenstein on the fisa warrants that he sign off on, Media wants to attack the president for going to a historic church built in 1812. Showing how much they hate the president and ignoring the death of 6 officers and thousands in the hospital. Media is sick

These people still get a paycheck ? Most people would be fired if they were this irresponsible or dishonest in their jobs These enablers need to stop lying for Trump Cowards one and all. Fake news! It wasn't tear gas, but smoke canisters and pepper balls according to the Secret Service. Lame and weak. The New Official GOP Logo:

Double standard. I like fair and you are not fair. That's some of the lamest shit I've ever heard. several said they were late for lunch. Despicable! Chicken shit. THIS IS WHY.. THEY NEED TO BE VOTED OUT..THE DO NOTHING REPUBLICANS...NOTHING......NADA....ZILCH...ZIP....00000000000 Cowards! The Forgotten Man of the Working Class, of all races, are being ignored and violated by democrats & media who do not care about them, and who also attack POTUS Trump, the most noteworthy leader working in favor of middle class workers.

Now go into bunker and have an orgy with your beloved President and his family I’m proud the president went out, donated the stupid notions that he was hiding in a bunker. Imagine that. Hiding from soy boy antifaterrorists 😂 Why does the GOP think it's a good answer to say they have no idea what's going on? These are supposed to be the people leading the country.

Cowards!! Cowards Also, sorry, America, but you are NOT a Christian nation. We are a capitalist society with laws protecting WHATEVER religion or faith you desire. That is not Christian. At all. Not one of them have an ounce of courage. They lack spines and balls. It is time for all networks to get serious about reporting the facts. All are gaslighting to one degree or another. Most of America knows the difference between right and wrong. I don't need to be led down a particular path...

I must commend the GOP senators for the ability to remain standing up and functioning EVEN in the absence of a spine. That's something.... What absolutely shameful people. Facts are your friends what did the Democrats say about Pelosi holding up the Bible Photo op The Daily Beast—We are in trouble: The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd’s Death protesters

If there truly was nothing wrong with the stunt then they wouldn't be pretending Like a cartoon fucking parade here. Wtf? This POS went to Russia on the 4th of July he is not American he is a traitor to this country and it is showing so him and rand Paul are traitors to this country 🦶🏾🦶🏾🦶🏾🦶🏾🦶🏾🦶🏾

Lots of comments from democrats about “peace protesters” though! Fkn 🤡s! JusticeForDavidDorn SorosFundedRiots AntifaDomesticTerrorists Think MSNBC wants you to really hear this non-story? A very sad day for America, Americans and Democracy Immortal words: “I’m late for lunch”. Coward No worries, orange boy will eat it🤬

pathetic GOPTraitors GOPComplicit complicit We must stop this kind of atrocity on US soil! We must stop this kind of killing on US soil! We must stop this kind of murders on US soil! We must stop this domestic terrorism on US soil! We must stop Trump using military against civilians in US and the world!

They are all spineless and need to go! They need to follow the yellow brick road to find the wizard. GOP Senate in need of courage, brains, & heart. “Late for lunch” DISGUSTING How you gonna include “ I’m late for lunch “ oh man the news has really fallen from grace. 'Non-issue.' That's what they're saying. They don't care and no matter how much you try to whip up a frenzy over it, they don't care. Neither do I.

MSNBC is the enemy of America, liberty and God. What democrat has accually gone to that church and said anything. 0 Or the Lincoln monuments. how can there kids and grand kids look at these fools and respect them Cowarrd cowards they think they all big men now wait till trump and his family all in jail see how big the non responsive old fools are then

Sounds pretty normal for them We must stop this kind of atrocity on US soil! We must stop this kind of killing on US soil! We must stop this kind of murders on US soil! We must stop this domestic terrorism on US soil! We must stop Trump using military against civilians in US and the world! 1/2 Trump is the GOP's means to an end. The GOP endorses everything Trump is doing, since the Republican party has become a pool of plutocrats and aspiring plutocrats. Trump is fulfilling the GOP's wildest dreams.

Of course they are silent. Traitor Rump and their Master Putin wouldn't like it. I'm late for lunch is my favorite. We are so lucky to have realDonaldTrump Fearless! 2/2 They want to be Plutocrats, they want to rig the system in such ways that it only works to their own benefit, and Trump is doing just that. This is the best of times for the GOP, since the mission of a stadfast oligarcy is soon to be accomplished. Bannon is proud and happy

Distracted. Minds on retirement obviously. Heading as far away from the bunker as possible. My take: if you are a Christian and you think that what Trump did with the Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Square, I have news for you - you are NOT a Christian. And you're probably going to go to Hell for your hypocritical parody of Christianity...

Spinless Republicans incapable of standing up to President Trump allowing him to do whatever he wants without any limitations, boundaries, or check and balances. Clearly putting their greed for power and Trump above their country and the American people. Let's vote them all out! Creeps.

Rep. Steve King ousted in Iowa GOP primary, NBC News projectsBREAKING: Iowa Rep. Steve King, who has a long history of racist remarks, loses Republican primary, NBC News projects. ✌️ These types are being removed. I smell an AG nomination...

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North CarolinaRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held... In other words, Trump is going to hold this at one of his sh*tty hotels so him and his trash family can wring out every dime from his position before we toss his as* out. . Good, the majority of NCians don’t want it. And F realDonaldTrump ! Maybe his Space Force will find a location out of this world - and they can all stay there after the convention. One way tickets outa here.

Trump: GOP 'forced to seek another state' to host the Republican National ConventionPresident Donald Trump criticized North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper for refusing 'to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena - Spend millions of dollars, have everybody arrive, and....then tell them they will not be able to gain entry.' You know who hasn't said a peep about this? COUNTRY MUSICIANS. Do you know who their target demographic is? WHITE. PEOPLE. Looking at you billycurrington mirandalambert kennychesney ericchurch tobykeith brantleygilbert ChrisStapleton garthbrooks America has never witnessed such protest in it's history, a protest that touched both the white house, president trump and all races all over the world... the question I ask... Have they killed a reincarnation of the gods?Èsù 🤔 Yoruba people of Nigeria will understand! Go to Moscow.

Trump says GOP is pulling its convention from North CarolinaPresident Trump says he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus. Never forget Trump ordered military police to violently attack peaceful American protesters pulling or pushing? Moscow’s nice this time of year

Conservative Icon George Will Urges Nov. Sweep: Vote Out Trump, All GOP EnablersThe conservative commentator says it's time to send Republicans a message at the ballot box. Take off your wig and think about what you said. Idiot I never thought I would see the day when I supported anything George Will has to say but here we are. Vote him out!

Texas' GOP Governor Strikes Very Different Tone Than Trump, Demands Equality And FairnessThe address from Gov. Greg Abbott, which acknowledged the need to change systemic injustices, was in stark contrast to President Donald Trump’s speech Monday. Systematic injustice will always be there, because America is a capitalist country. Money will control everything. He won’t do a damn thing about it. He’s a professional politician. He knows how to play the long game. This is the worst kind of politician.