One thing you need to take away from this historic week is that the Republican Party is very much in the clutches of the D.C. swamp. For a brief moment it looked like they’d do the right thing and fight alongside the president. But after a horrendous election, where Democrats at the state level did whatever they wanted to get votes, Republicans reverted to their old ways.
Long before January 6, we saw Republicans refuse to fight. State lawmakers did not challenge the results of their states’ election tallies. The courts, many of whom had Trump-appointed judges, refused to even look at legitimate cases.
Even with evidence of fraud right in their faces, few Republicans in D.C. were willing to put their names on the line to challenge the election. It’s almost as if they were waiting for Trump to leave, so things could “go back to normal.” And the conveniently-timed riot—right before Congress’s vote—gave them ample reason to turn on the president.
Many are calling on Pence to remove Trump from office, just days before the handover. But at least Pence is refusing that.
Vice President Mike Pence is against invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump as calls grow to oust the president in the wake of Trump supporters rioting in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, advisors to the vice president told Business Insider on Thursday. [Source: Breitbart]
Supposed longtime ally of Trump’s Sen. Lindsey Graham, was very careful in what he said this week. He refused to support a move to use the 25th Amendment. But he was quick to distance himself from the president and effectively blame him for the riot.
“As to the 25th Amendment being invoked, I do not believe that’s appropriate at this point,” Graham said in a video statement…
But even though Graham does not currently support invoking the 25th Amendment, he said, “If something else happens, all options would be on the table.”
Graham, during his press conference with reporters, also said that some of the things Trump asked Vice President Mike Pence to do were “unconstitutional,” including rejecting a state’s Electoral College votes…
Graham spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday night, saying, “enough is enough,” while explaining his decision to bow out of his previous decision to object to the Electoral College votes. [Source: Breitbart]
Like many other Republicans, Graham was willing to challenge the electoral college. But the riot in D.C. changed his mind. Why? Because he, like most of the party, is a politician that fears the media and doesn’t want to look bad. Republicans like Graham are condemning Trump right now, because they want to save their own skins.
A chance to protect our democracy failed, because weak Republicans crumbled. Democrats did no such thing, even after several riots in D.C. and numerous ones across the country. In fact, the left used those riots to advance their agenda (as they used this week’s riot). Republicans, instead, cowered and refused to fight.
Graham danced around his support of Trump and essential cried crocodile tears to protect his job. Even after winning re-election thanks to Trump, he was all too happy to abandon him.
If this is the quality of Republicans moving forward, they shouldn’t expect the support of voters. Americans are mad right now. Mad at the media. Mad at Congress. And mad at Republicans. They let cheaters steal our democracy and abandoned their commitments.
Republicans won’t be winning any elections anytime soon.