Jennifer Rubin, a neo-conservative who writes commentary and the "Right Turn" blog for The Washington Post, said on MSNBC that she and people opposed to President Donald Trump must "collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party."
She also said that former White House staffers such as Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders are not fit for "polite society," must be shunned, and should not be hired by news, entertainment, or academic outlets.
On MSNBC's AM Joy on Sunday, Aug. 25, a panel of liberals were discussing the recent hiring of Spicer and Sanders in the private sector. Rubin, also an MSNBC analyst, said, "What we should be doing is shunning these people. Shunning, shaming these people is a statement of moral indignation that these people are not fit for polite society."
“I think it’s absolutely abhorrent that any institution of higher learning, any news organization, or any entertainment organization that has a news outlet would hire these people," said Rubin, who used to write for The Weekly Standard and Commentary.
Rubin then went after President Trump and the GOP.
“It’s not only that Trump has to lose, but that all his enablers have to lose,” said Rubin. “We have to collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party."
"We have to level them because if there are survivors, if there are people who weather this storm, they will do it again," she declared. "They will take this as confirmation that, ‘Hey, it just pays to ride the waves — look at me, I’ve made it through.’"
In 2018, numerous leaders in the conservative movement sent a letter to The Washington Post, urging, "for the sake of intellectual honesty," to "cease to identify" Jennifer Rubin "as in any way 'conservative.'"
(Disclosure: One of the signers of the letter to The Post was L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center, the parent organization of CNSNews.com.)