Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wy.) went on quite an anti-GOP rant Sunday after admitting on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, "I guess I’m known as a RINO now which means Republican In Name Only."
Before taking a shot at tax advocate Grover Norquist - who "[wanders] the earth in his white robes" - Simpson said, "Abortion is a horrible thing, but for heaven sakes, it’s deeply intimate and personal decision, and men legislators shouldn’t even vote on it" (video follows with transcript):
ALAN SIMPSON, FORMER SENATOR (R-WYOMING): Well, I think my party and I have different views on a lot of things. I guess I’m known as a RINO now which means Republican In Name Only because for social views perhaps, or common sense would be another one which seems to escape members of our party. Abortion is a horrible thing, but for heaven sakes, it’s deeply intimate and personal decision, and men legislators shouldn’t even vote on it. Gay lesbian issues, we’re all human beings, we’re all God’s children, what is this?
And for heaven sakes, you have Grover Norquist wandering the earth in his white robes saying that if you raise taxes one penny, he’ll defeat you. He can’t murder you. He can’t burn your house. The only thing he can do to you as an elected official is defeat you for reelection. And if that means more to you than your country when we need patriots to come out in a situation when we’re in extremity, you shouldn’t even be in Congress.