During campaign season 2016, most Republicans denounced Trump. The fact that he was totally unqualified, had been a Democrat and switched parties for personal advantage, made him unfit. We have learned that Donny Boy believes that loyalty is a one-way street. Everyone learned within weeks that the orange buffoon is immoral, a sexual predator, a racist, and a sexist.
However, when he was gifted the Electoral College on November 8, 2016, every Republican in name only, with the exception of the late John McCain, decided to become a hypocrite. For 40 months they have supported Trump’s vile and fascist agenda without dissent.
Although none of these cowards; men and women who refuse to do the right thing for their country; are publicly devoted to the failure in the White House, in private many of them are concerned about their chances of reelection because of Trump’s huge number of crimes and misdemeanors. His lies have become transparent, and unless you are a member of his cult, you will never allow him to remain in office.
Colorado Senator, Cory Gardner, is one of those concerned about the November election.
“It’s unfathomable that the Senate is set to go on recess without considering any additional #COVID19 assistance for the American people,” Gardner wrote, keenly aware that
House Democrats had already passed a giant relief bill. “Anyone who thinks now is the time to go on recess hasn’t been listening,” he added, noting that Coloradans and Americans alike “are hurting.”
Maine Sen. Susan Collins, also facing a tough reelection, joined Gardner in expressing her, shall we say, concern. “The fallout from the coronavirus is unprecedented,” she tweeted, saying Congress had a “tremendous responsibility” to help mitigate the crisis. “We must not wait,” she urged.
I have one thing to say: none of these men and women can complain. They made their choice in 2017 and are not allowed to “cry about spilt milk.”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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