Back in 2016, the Republican Party was dead. After two terms of Barack Obama, it didn’t seem as if they had a figure that could restore their fortunes in D.C. Enter Donald Trump. The populist, American-first leader united Republicans in ways few had ever seen before. He restored enthusiasm and excitement to the voting base and even won over newcomers.
But just because he became president and scored numerous conservative victories did it mean the party was behind him. Many Republican leaders backed the man, because it helped them get what they wanted. Time and time again, though, we saw how deep the swamp runs. Many Republicans in D.C. cared more about playing the political game and bowing to the establishment, then doing the right thing.
That was painfully true over the last year. As America faced an unprecedented crisis, Republicans gradually began to crumble. In the face of a shockingly tainted election, the swamp dwellers started to show their true colors. They cared more about not “rocking the boat” than challenging obvious fraud. They assumed they could survive for another two or four years under Biden and live to fight another election (they’ll have a rude awakening come 2022). And as quickly as they rallied behind Trump, they abandoned him.
Now, in order to keep the approval of the swamp and corrupt media, many Republicans are blaming Trump for the violence in D.C.
On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “After the Bell,” Rep. French Hill (R-AR) said President Donald Trump “has to bear some responsibility” for the riots at the Capitol and that his “tweets and his one-minute video were late and inadequate.” [Source: Breitbart]
On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) reacted to the riot at the U.S. Capitol by saying “the president formed the mob. The president incited the mob. The president addressed the mob. He lit the flame.” [Source: Breitbart]
Even supposed conservative hero Dan Crenshaw threw Trump under the bus to save his skin.
On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) reacted to the riots at the Capitol and said that “so many people said this would be the last stand, the last fight, the last effort to win back the republic. It’s our 1776. When you use that kind of language, you should not be surprised that people tend to believe it.” And said that President Donald Trump and everyone else objecting to the Electoral College should go to those who stormed the Capitol and say “that they misled them.” [Source: Breitbart]
Funny how none of these Republicans condemned Democrats after the MONTHS of rioting and violence in blue cities over the Summer. Not a single Democrat was blamed for that bloodshed and looting. Certainly, no fellow Democrat accused or blamed Biden or anyone else, when Antifa and BLM burned down Portland or Minneapolis.
That’s because, for all their sins, Democrats stick together. They have an agenda to force onto America and that matters more than pointing fingers or dividing the party. Republicans, on the other hand, have too much to fear. They crave acceptance by the very establishment that wants them to give up their convictions and values. To just stop fighting for what’s right, in order to save their own skin.
President Trump was far from perfect, but he was willing to fight for the American people. Every Republican who is turning on him today—even blaming him for the riot—cannot do the same.