Trump has been in office almost a year now and in that short time, he has managed to confirm his critics’ worst fears. His greed and corruption, his racism and bigotry, his incompetence and ignorance, and his pride and ego are greater than even his harshest critics could have imagined. Many of his voters have seen through his demagoguery and abandoned him. Nevertheless, he still enjoys support from 20% of voters who are batshit insane, but most people realize he needs to go.
Most people, that is, except Congressional republicans. A few Republican Senators (namely John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lindsay Graham, and Bob Corker) have criticized Trump for undermining American values and disgracing the Presidency, but House republicans have remained eerily silent.
Why? Because openly speaking out against Trump puts their own reelection hopes at risk. Off the record and behind closed doors, the vast majority of republican politicians despise Trump and consider him a threat to not only the republican party but also to American democracy. Yet their constituents support the President. Some would say this is a catch-22 for GOP congressmen but it really demonstrates how spineless these politicians are, to say nothing of illustrating the moral bankruptcy of the republican party.
If Trump were a democrat, impeachment proceedings would already be underway. They impeached Bill Clinton for lying about getting a blowjob yet they look the other way when Trump lies about everything that actually matters ( financial corruption and treason, for example).
All these gutless republican cowards can do is bury their heads in the sand as Trump disgraces his office and the nation. As long as they can continue to vote for tax cuts for the wealthy and take away people’s health insurance, they are content to let Trump dismantle the federal government and bring us to the brink of nuclear war.
If Congressional Republicans can remain silent while Trump savagely attacks Gold Star families and defends neo-Nazis as “very good people,” then they are complicit in the destruction Trump is wreaking on the nation. They are not only dangerous and embarrassing, they are evil. Remember the words of Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
As much as Trump needs to go, Congressional Republicans need to go even more.