Actor Jeff Daniels tossed out some serious assertions in a lengthy interview with Deadline, among them his hope that “scorned” women, gun control activists, or Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be the “heroes” that remove President Donald Trump from office.
“I also think it’s the end of the Republican party,” Daniels says of Trump’s election. “I thought that in the middle of primaries, and then he gets the nomination. And then he wins. What?”
“But I think that’s why these guys are hanging on,” the Dumb and Dumber star says of Republican lawmakers in D.C. “Because if they don’t, if they impeach the President, you’ve got to go talk to that 32% base or whatever it is. Tell them why. Because a lot of those guys go back there and those people are going, ‘Don’t you touch my president.’ When do those guys have the guts to turn to their constituents and go, ‘you’ve been conned?’ I’m waiting for that day.”
Daniels is promoting his new Hulu series The Looming Tower, a dramatization of events leading up to the September 11, 2001 terror terrorist attacks. Daniel, who portrays the real-life FBI agent John O’Neil in the critically acclaimed drama, says he’s holding out hope that Mueller or “scorned” female voters or Parkland activists will be the “heroes” that help bring President Trump defeat in the upcoming elections.