Schwarzenegger rips Trump: 'Defending gerrymandering' won’t drain the swamp

Schwarzenegger rips Trump: 'Defending gerrymandering' won’t drain the swamp
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Arnold Schwarzenegger fired back at President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE on Tuesday after Trump encouraged Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge the state’s new court-issued congressional map.

The former Republican California governor, who has been an outspoken voice against gerrymandering, criticized the president for "defending" the practice after Pennsylvania's old map was thrown out.

The action star once called gerrymandering “one of the biggest scams politicians have ever pulled on the American people.”


Earlier Tuesday, Trump took to Twitter to push Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers to take their challenge of the new map “all the way to the Supreme Court.”

Pennsylvania lawmakers have been embroiled in a legal battle over congressional district lines for weeks. The state Supreme Court ruled last month that the previous congressional map was unfairly drawn in favor of Republicans and must be redrawn.

The court issued a new map on Monday.

State Republicans requested that the U.S. Supreme Court stay the decision, but that request was rejected. GOP officials are suing in federal court in a challenge to the new map.