Rob Delaney Raised $50,000 in 72 Hours to Oust GOP Candidates Who Un-Endorsed Trump

Rob Delaney: Rabble Rouser Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Comedian, Catastrophe star, and delightful Twitter presence Rob Delaney has something to celebrate today — aside from his Amazon show’s two-season renewal, that is. A few days ago Delaney set up a fundraising campaign to unseat GOP candidates who initially endorsed, then withdrew their endorsement of Donald Trump. Less than 72 hours later, his initiative has raised over $50,000. Working with the Democratic fundraising site Act Blue, Delaney targeted the reelection bids of what he calls "opportunistic" GOP "senators, congressmen, governors and state legislators who’ve unendorsed Trump on or after October 7," by seeking to raise money for their Democratic opponents.

In a Tumblr entry entitled "No Getting Off the Train," posted on October 9, Delaney lamented the hypocrisy of Republicans who pulled support for Trump after a 2005 tape surfaced in which he made lewd comments about women to then–Access Hollywood host Billy Bush. "That’s what it took for you to disavow him?" Delaney writes. "Since I’m not a total moron, I know that what really happened is that it finally became clear to anyone who knows how elections work that Trump was definitely going to lose."

Not content to just rage against the lying of the right, Delaney (who has previously stated he will be voting for Hillary Clinton), has channeled his energy into ridding government of “the people who want it both ways" and are only now disavowing their loyalty to Trump. And apparently, over 800 donors agree. “You’re on the train till it crashes into the American Electorate at full speed,” Delaney wrote to his targets. “Keep your eyes open and stay alert; I want you to feel it.”