Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) said in an interview on Feb. 4 that former President Donald Trump would have received at least one Nobel Prize had he not been a Republican.
“I think that history will regard his legacy in a very favorable light, and I think his impact is here to stay,” Reschenthaler told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He would be given at least one Nobel Peace Prize had he not been a Republican—I truly believe that.”
Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize at least four times, most recently for securing a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Reschenthaler lauded Trump’s achievements, including record-breaking economic growth, protection of religious liberties, and confronting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He likened the former president’s foreign policy to that of Theodore Roosevelt and his commitment to avoid wars to that of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Reschenthaler does not believe that Trump incited the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, an accusation for which the former president will be tried in the Senate next week. In a speech on Jan. 6, Trump urged supporters to make their voices heard peacefully. The Democrats and establishment media have instead seized on an excerpt from the speech during which Trump said “we fight like hell” when describing his own legal efforts in challenging the integrity of the 2020 election outcome.
House Republicans took two consequential votes this week. In the first vote, the majority of the party voted to keep Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who had voted to impeach Trump, in her leadership role. Reschenthaler said he voted to keep Cheney in her role.
“I consider Liz a friend,” he said. “I don’t always agree with her positions—and I certainly did not agree on her vote to impeach the president.”
In the second vote, 11 Republicans voted with the Democrats to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) of her committee assignments. Reschenthaler voted against removing Greene from the committees. He criticized the Democrats’ move as “cancel culture” and warned that it set the precedent of Republicans to do the same in the future.
The resolution stripping Greene of her posts did not cite the conduct for which she was being punished, but Greene has been accused of expressing interest in the QAnon conspiracy theory, which posits that a group of global elites are part of a cabal engaged in Satanism and pedophilia. Greene told reporters on Friday that she said and believed things that were wrong.