The opposite 52 Republican senators banded collectively to defend Trump from accountability and struggling the simply penalties of his defilement of the republic slid from claims that there was no quid professional quo to “So what if there was?” Finally, each Senate Republican however Romney proved content material to play Trump’s stooge whatever the blight on democracy it represented.
Sadly, that craven political calculation labored out for too many susceptible GOP senators in November. Whereas Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Martha McSally of Arizona suffered the results of abetting Trump’s corruption, others akin to Maine’s Susan Collins, Iowa’s Joni Ernst, and North Carolina’s Thom Tillis all escaped accountability for his or her complicity in Trump’s crime. And, at the very least for now, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell—who led the cost to acquit Trump with out listening to from a single witness (together with Trump’s former nationwide safety adviser and stalwart conservative John Bolton)—remains to be the presumed chief of the Senate Majority for the upcoming Congress.
However that doesn’t must be. On January 5, we nonetheless have one final likelihood to actual a worth for McConnell’s treachery by relegating him to minority standing within the higher chamber and placing Democrats in cost. On the identical time, we will ship a strong message that the seditious acts of Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in backing Trump’s fascist energy seize to overturn the election is not going to stand.
However no matter what occurs in these two vital Senate races, the American individuals did band collectively to save lots of our democracy from a would-be dictator and a complete major-American occasion that eagerly helped him undercut this centuries-old experiment in democracy.
You are fired, Donald Trump. The Folks have spoken.
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