Trump ran his campaign as a marginally loyal Republican. On more than one occasion he threatened to walk away if the party members didn't unite behind him. He would run as an independent or create a party bearing his label instead.
Loyalty to the party is important. Allegiance to the nation "trumps" that.
Republicans fell in line even after he had degraded other candidates in debates. He clearly demonstrated the type of character and behavioral characteristics that befit him.
The Republican Party was desperate, so they recruited the deplorable to join them. That forced moderate party members into submission, and the integrity of the party fell to a lower standard under Trump.
Today, a majority of House and Senate leaders continue to resist aggressive pursuit of Donald Trump for all of his impeachable transgressions that begin with lying. He claims to have no conflicts and that the Emolument Clause allegations are a hoax. He also denies the Misprision of Fraud charge that is actively underway in front of his nose.
Republican leadership is not just going along with Trump; they are obstructing justice.
Voters will hold them liable in the next election. What can be done now to impeach the batch that goes along with Trump? Soon the dike is going to break, and it will be too late for them to escape the floodgate of guilt.
"Trump is tarnishing Republicans: Jesse Ferguson
Jesse Ferguson 3:18 a.m. ET April 18, 2017
He's compromised and unpopular, but they can't quit him. How loud do the warnings have to be?
For a political party that often seems to be Lost in Space, Republicans should hear “Danger, Will Robinson!” alarms."
Whose party is it?