Here are 36 Republicans who are waving bye-bye to Grover Norquist's tax pledge


“An increasing number of prominent Republicans are dismissing Norquist as a pest.”

His majority in Congress is all but gone, and GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss brushed off Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge.

Alan Simpson said this about“Grover-Babe” Norquist: “He will be irrelevant. This guy is a zealot. He knows the game is up.”

Recently, Norquist said that the GOP “can have [Obama] on a rather short leash. Here’s your allowance… come back if you behave.”

So to recap, he's becoming increasingly toxic, including his racist statements and apparent indifference to the reaction to his repellant ways.

As of now, there are 36 Republicans who are distancing themselves publicly from this despicable, self-appointed dictator who should have the allegiance of no one. To see what some of them had to say about Grovie, hop over to Think Progress:

  1. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
  2. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  3. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
  4. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
  5. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
  6. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)
  7. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
  8. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
  9. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
  10. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)
  11. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
  12. Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
  13. Rep. Timothy Johnson (R-IL)
  14. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
  15. Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY)
  16. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)
  17. Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA)
  18. Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)
  19. Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA)
  20. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ)
  21. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)
  22. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
  23. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)
  24. Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH)
  25. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
  26. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
  27. Rep. John Kline (R-MN)
  28. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
  29. Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN)
  30. Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)
  31. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA)
  32. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)
  33. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
  34. Rep. Allen West (R-FL)
  35. Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL)
  36. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA)