A senator in open revolt against the president from his own party. And not just disagreeing with him. Corker is saying that the president of the United States is incompetent, and cannot be trusted in the Oval Office. Or near electrical outlets. And Corker wasn’t even the only GOP senator to speak up yesterday. What he said in 140 characters, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake expanded on old-school style.

There are times when we must risk our careers in favor of our principles. Now is such a time. We must stop pretending that the degradation of our politics and the conduct of some in our executive branch are normal. We must never regard as normal the regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals. The personal attacks, the threats against principles, the flagrant disregard for truth and decency, they are not normal. I will not be complicit or silent.

To that end, I am announcing today that my service in the Senate will conclude at the end of my term in early January, 2019. Now, I know that doesn’t seem flashy, because we’re so used to living with Trump. But that was definitely a slam, right? A senatorial slam. Like, you don’t do a mic drop after that, you just gently lay the mic in a coffin. So, that’s two deeply conservative Republican senators who won’t run for re-election next year denouncing Trump, bigly.

Now, on the one hand, could you argue that if Corker and Flake really believed America’s democracy was under threat, they should stay and fight. On the other hand, you have to admit there’s a freedom that comes from saying that you quit, because now they can oppose Trump without fear that it’ll hurt their political careers, right? It’s like once you put in your two week’s notice.

You can do whatever you want. Now you’re that guy at Jamba Juice spitting in all the juice. And by the way, they didn’t give two weeks notice, they gave 15 months notice. 15 months. So now they’re gonna be spitting in Trump’s Jamba Juice for the next year. What, did you say you want protein or pee? I put both, I don’t know, whatever.

And listen these aren’t the only Republicans who are causing trouble in the ranks, right? You’ve also got Senators McCain, Murkowski and Collins, who’ve rebelled against Trump in some way. So right now the Republican party is not having a good time. They’re not having a good time. And there’s one man who’s enjoying it more than most. Former White House advisor and real-life Halloween costume Steve Bannon.

REPORTER: Breitbart hailing the news of Flake’s retirement with the headline “Winning: Flake Out.” Steve Bannon’s reaction, according to a source close to the former Trump strategist: “Another day, another scalp.” Wow. I’m not surprised – Steve Bannon loves collecting scalps. I mean, he does seem like the kind of person who they’ll catch wearing someone else’s skin.

He just seems like that type. You see, Bannon wants all Republicans who go against Trump to quit, so that he can replace them with Trump loyalists. That’s really what he wants. In fact, Bannon even said he plans to challenge every single Republican politician except Ted Cruz. Which is so sad for Ted Cruz. He even gets left out of threats. Out of threats. I feel like, even in a hostage situation, the kidnappers would be like, “Everybody in here’s a hostage! “Everybody, Except Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz, go. Go. Get out, get out.” Even the cops would be like, “Send out the hostag. “You keep Ted Cruz. We’ll give you everything if you keep Ted Cruz.” But look, here-here’s the importance of what Corker and Flake have done.

They’ve shown that there are Republicans who are starting to see the realities of the Donald Trump presidency, right? Because even though they may agree with Trump on his legislative agenda, they are now publicly acknowledging the danger of everything else that this man stands for. Which includes pathological lying, discarding diplomacy, encouraging white supremacy and undermining the rule of law and the institutions of democracy.

So you may not like Flake or Corker for their overall politics. I understand that. But think of it like this, think of it like this. In the crime epic that is the Trump administration, they’re basically like drug dealers who are trying to flip on the kingpin who’s clearly gone too far. That’s what they’re doing. They’re like, “I can’t do this, I got to get out.”

And others could follow. In fact, Corker has said that “the vast majority of our caucus understands what we’re dealing with here.” So this is not easy for them. And I think we should encourage all Republicans against Trump to come out. Yeah, all of them. Except Ted Cruz. So, for all you Republicans who are afraid to speak up, we made this for you. My name’s Michael Costa, and I used to deal Trump.

I’m not proud of it, but it’s the truth. When I started, I didn’t think it was a big deal. I mean, I was in it for the tax cuts. You know, who doesn’t want to get paid? But then I saw what Trump did to my community and I got out. Was I scared? I don’t want Steve Bannon wearing my face. But I’m glad I left. So if you’re a Republican and you’re looking to stop dealing Trump, call the number below.

We can help you get out. Someone’s calling right now. Hello? Oh, Hi, Senator Rubio.This is totally anonymous. Tell me your story. Michael Kosta, everybody.