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CNN's Cuomo promotes 'Dirty Donald' hashtag, hits GOP for 'loyalty oath' to Trump

CNN anchor Chris CuomoChris CuomoAs Trump steps back in the spotlight, will Cuomo exit stage left? The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - FBI director testifies on Jan. 6 Capitol attack Chris Cuomo criticized for hypocrisy after he says he won't cover brother's controversy MORE referred to President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE as "Dirty Donald" on his show Friday night and sought to promote the hashtag on Twitter while criticizing Republicans' handling of the impeachment process.

Cuomo particularly went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGarland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks DOJ declined to take up Chao ethics probe Trump was unhinged and unchanged at CPAC MORE (R-Ky.) for saying this week that he would be in "total coordination" with White House counsel on strategy for an impeachment trial that is expected to take place in January.

"It's not illegal, but there is another word that keeps seeming to fit so much what of this president and his pals do: 'dirty,'" said Cuomo, who has regularly criticized Trump.

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The host pointed to Trump's alleged payments to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, his comments regarding gender and diversity, and his refusal to release his tax returns.

"All of it, maybe not illegal, but just dirty. #DirtyDonald," Cuomo said on his show.

He also accused Republicans of upholding a "loyalty oath" to Trump.

"Once again, this president's pull on his party seems to trump all and the adherence to any oath doesn't seem to matter except the loyalty oath to him," Cuomo said.

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His comments come after the House Judiciary Committee on Friday advanced articles of impeachment accusing Trump of abusing his power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress in the impeachment inquiry.

If the Democratic-held House votes to impeach Trump, he will face a trial in the GOP-led Senate. Two thirds of the chamber, including at least 20 Republicans, would need to vote for his ouster in order for the president to be removed.

McConnell has said he expects Trump to be acquitted, telling Fox News this week that he believes there is "zero chance" the president is removed from office.