Rep. Matt Salmon Thursday joined the call for a united Republican Party, adding that a Hillary Clinton election the "biggest disaster that could happen" as it would be an extension of President Barack Obama's two term in office, but pointed out that there will never be a "love fest" between a Republican president and Congress.
"I think that one of the most important issues we face in the next four years is who we're going to appoint to the Supreme Court, and I actually trust that the appointees by Donald Trump would be better than the ones by Hillary Clinton," the Arizona Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
"Paul [Ryan], as the head of the Republican Party, I think ultimately will get behind the Republican nominee which appears to be [Donald] Trump," said Salmon. "I think we need to move out together in a unified way in this election. To me, that would be the best outcome."
However, there are concerns "all over the spectrum," said Salmon, as Obama has been doing "so many thing just by fiat. I said one time long ago the last thing we want to do is trade their tyrant for our tyrant. We don't want to have a president that exceeds his authority."
Some of Trump's statements, including on the economy, taxation and more "aren't in concert with where a lot of ours are," but "I will also say that the last Republican president, George W. Bush, did things that I was vehemently opposed to," said Salmon. "I think the idea that the Republican president and the Republican Congress are going to have some kind of a love fest is not reality. And I think that ultimately, Republicans have to stick together. So am I going to vote for Trump over Hillary? Yeah, that's a no-brainer for me."
As for a Trump presidency, Salmon said he believes that the New Yorker would govern like Bill Clinton, but he said that he's not saying that with "disdain," but instead would be a dealmaker who looks for deals "instead of trying to shove stuff down people's throats."
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