October 25, 2017

Jeff Flake Has Had Enough. What Does That Mean?

Senator Jeff Flake – The Washington Post:

How many more disgraceful public feuds with Gold Star families can we witness in silence before we ourselves are disgraced?

How many more times will we see moral ambiguity in the face of shocking bigotry and shrug it off?

How many more childish insults do we need to see hurled at a hostile foreign power before we acknowledge the senseless danger of it?

How much more damage to our democracy and to the institutions of American liberty do we need to witness in silence before we count ourselves as complicit in that damage?

Nine months of this administration is enough for us to stop pretending that this is somehow normal, and that we are on the verge of some sort of pivot to governing, to stability. Nine months is more than enough for us to say, loudly and clearly: Enough.

I hear you, Senator Flake. We all hear you. And yet Mr. Trump maintains a devout base of followers who excuse him with ‘yeah, but what about …’ arguments. ‘What about Hillary, emails, Benghazi, birth certificates, college transcripts, jobs we knew would leave America twenty years ago,’ they whine.

These are the same people who supported the nomination and election of a moral degenerate, a man so noxious to decency that his wife will not hold his hand.

The House GOP caucus opened two new investigations into Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration yesterday. They’re looking at a retired secretary of State and failed candidate for president, and an administration a year out of power as of greater concern than the child president who presents a clear and present danger to the republic.

Yet Mr. Trump is the legitimate president of the United States, and until evidence of wrong-doing is presented there is little his party or his administration can or will do against him.

If you voted for this man, words attributed to Colin Powell apply. “You broke it, you own it.”

What, exactly, do you intend to do about this, Mr. Flake?

#Trump #GOP #disgrace

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