Following the passage of the Republican tax reform plan, Ben Rhodes, the former deputy national security adviser for Obama and one of the architects of the Iran nuclear deal, shared his vision for the obituaries of Republican leaders, including Vice President Mike Pence, on Twitter.
In celebration of the Republican victory, President Donald Trump posted a photograph on Instagram which was taken in the Oval Office and featured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R.-Ky., House Speaker Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., and Pence, giving a thumbs up.
Former Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted a screenshot of Trump’s post, commenting, “I hope this is the photo they use on the front page of the Times on the day Trump is indicted.”
I hope this is the photo they use on the front page of the Times on the day Trump is indicted pic.twitter.com/mifuyBk6YY
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2017
Rhodes then retweeted Pfeiffer’s post, adding that he would like to see the photo used “alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence.”
And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence https://t.co/fOrm1JZwpu
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 21, 2017
Rhodes’ comment garnered an admonishment from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R.-La., who was shot along with several others at a Republican baseball practice last spring.
“You may want to reconsider your rhetoric,” Scalise wrote.
You may want to reconsider your rhetoric. https://t.co/VQVWej6n00
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 21, 2017
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