GOP: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Republicans Toe the Trump Line

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Parallels abound between the Russian scandal engulfing Republican President Donald Trump and Watergate, the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon four decades ago. But, as Jonathan Freedland writes, there is one important distinction between the two:

“Nixon was forced to resign because Republicans in Congress… put their partisan allegiance aside in order to act against a president who they saw as endangering the republic. This time, the picture is very different.”

“…Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham vow to hold Trump to account. But the rest of them are profiles in moral weakness, prepared to turn two blind eyes to the actions of the president simply because he wears the right party colours.”

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