We have a chief executive whom the Mueller Report clearly shows to be a liar to the American people and an obstructer of justice. Although that report left open the question of conspiracy, that too is a clear likelihood. Additionally, 45 has committed innumerable instances of financial fraud, racism, religious intolerance, illegal arrogation of powers to himself and other offenses against proper and ethical conduct, offenses that — if any were committed by Obama — would have the GOP demanding impeachment.
And yet, we have in the Republican party a conspiracy of cowards who choose to place party above country and to support, excuse and abet the president’s criminality, a criminality that he reveals even more as each day passes. These people are cowards because — while they are fully aware of 45’s disregard for the law and precedent — they fear the backlash that they expect to receive if they actually show some spine and speak truth to power. They are cowards because they fear losing an election more than they fear losing our country and its principles.
And now that their “dear leader” has treasonously declared that he would accept aid from foreign powers in his re-election bid, the only responses we see from the GOP are a few whimpers that “he shouldn’t say such things,” and deafening silence from all remaining Republicans in Congress.
Courage is doing the right thing even if you are condemned for it — like Justin Amash. People like Lindsay Graham, who once excoriated 45, now slavishly licks his boots. And McConnell’s and McCarthy’s toadying is both unethical and dangerous. Virtually all the Republicans in Congress have lost their moral compass, or perhaps never had one. Those who cannot stand up to tyranny by 45 desperately need to be voted out of office. This absolutely applies to the two Kansas senators.