“The Republican Party, the president, they thought they were so immune they thought they could say anything they wanted,” Powell said. "And even more troubling—the Congress will just sit there and not in any way resist what the president is doing. And the one word I have to use with respect to what he’s been doing the last several years is a word I would have never used before, with any of the four presidents I’ve worked for: he lies.
“He lies about things and he gets away with it because people will not hold him accountable,” Powell continued. “And so while we’re watching him we need to watch our Congress … Most of all we have the people of the United States, the ones who vote. The ones who vote him in, the ones who vote him out.”