Finally got around to this excellent story and it has made me blind with rage. Congressional republicans “venting” in private for fear of upsetting dear leader is pathetic. More akin to a communist Chinese politburo than a democratic body.
"the yawning delta between what Republicans feel privately and what they say publicly has been a defining theme of the Trump era..."
“There is a sizable number of [GOP] senators and rep.s who believe Trump’s actions are at least theoretically impeachable, who believe a thorough fact-finding mission is necessary, who believe his removal from office is not an altogether radical idea”
“... a guy who said he could shoot somebody on 5th Avenue and get away with it, and he was pretty clairvoyant on that front,” says . “... figured out that he can say and do pretty much anything and people will cover for him,” says .
“Trump cannot stand to be embarrassed—and there is no greater embarrassment to a president than being impeached, much less with the abetting of his own tribe. There is an urgency, then, not only to limit defections but eliminate them.”
Interesting piece about who among the GOP might not support Trump but suggesting Sasse is anything but craven gives him too much credit.
A well-reported piece by ⁦⁩ on the House GOP. But breaks in the facade of Trump support won’t appear until the moment of truth. Rep. Rooney: “I’m not going to show my hand...until we get all the facts.” And “Rooney insists he’s not alone.”
From the astute : “Who Will Betray Trump?” via
#Presidementia #MalignantEnabling Here is a tip. If you’re telling the truth, it’s not a betrayal. If you are truthful, you are exposing someone else’s misdeeds and treachery. Moral: Teach your children well.
Christ what a depressing read.
Donald's Last Supper? Trump knows there's potential traitors in his midst. His presidency depends on keeping them at bay via
An excellent ⁩ romp through the Trump-skeptical right to determine who might turn against the president
This great piece by Tim Alberta reads like "Darkness at Noon."
Donald's Last Supper? Trump knows there's potential traitors in his midst. His presidency depends on keeping them at bay via
. is the one to be reading. Also, “The administration’s approach with a lot of things is to put out really bad information and then pretend like it’s not bad. It’s sort of a different way of covering up.” - via