A former Republican congresswoman is blasting a recent speech from former President Donald Trump, calling it “humiliating” and referring to the event as a “QAnon Fest.”
Barbara Comstock, who served as a GOP representative from Virginia from 2015 to 2019, spoke Sunday evening on CNN following the former president’s speech. The event, which took place in Youngstown, Ohio, was a rally in support of Senate candidate J.D. Vance, someone who Trump has boosted heavily in recent months.
The speech was largely full of most of the same rhetoric that has been heard from Trump since he left office, and Comstock told CNN anchor Jim Acosta that the event was a “contribution to [Democratic challenger] Tim Ryan.” She went on to say that Trump made “J.D. Vance look like a mouse, not a man.”
“It was humiliating,” Comstock added. “It was a QAnon fest, it was playing this strange QAnon music, they were all sort of, you know, bowing – I think Marjorie Greene was there talking about the one true leader.” The event featured a number of bizarre outings, such as one moment when the rally attendees raised their hands to the former president in an apparent show of loyalty.
However Comstock noted that, while Trump has often pushed the size of his rally crowds, the event was lightly attended.
“I think this is the last gasp of a dying cult…J.D. Vance is really a shell of a person to be there, bowing and scraping to somebody who he rightfully attacked just a few years ago,” she said.