Disgrace On Display

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Submitted: June 12, 2019

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If one thing became perfectly clear after Monday's congressional hearing on possible crimes committed by this president, it's that Republican lawmakers aren't interested in finding the truth. All they care about is protecting Trump at all costs by trying to discredit the witness called, whomever that may be. They circled the wagons and to a man, ridiculed like a bunch of eighth grade bullies picking on a fellow student. Rep. Jim Jordan was practically foaming at the mouth to discredit John Dean. It was a disgraceful display of how, for whatever reason, these shameful examples of the depths to which our politics has fallen, have sold their principals and oath to protect America to a magic bean farmer, who just by talking, is going to lead us to the Promised Land. We've been through this before, with Watergate, but in that instance, Republican lawmakers stepped up and did what was right for the country, not Nixon. 
 
Therefore, it seems to me we're in a much worse congressional crisis this time. Yes, Watergate was terrible, but our governmental safeguards worked like they're supposed to, to protect us from a president who thinks he's above the law. With the Trump power grab, these spineless Republicans are helping him at the expense of our country, and I just can't figure out why. What's in it for them? Trump has shown he'll turn on them and throw them under the bus to serve his own aims and goals, which he just may get away with. Attorney General William Barr, the highest-ranking lawmaker in the land, has already prostituted himself worshiping at the Altar of Trump, so who's going to enforce the law? Congressional Republicans, who are supposed to safeguard the citizens' interests have shown that the only thing they're interested in is riding Trump's coattails (putting it politely) and hoping a few crumbs spill from his pig trough so they can fight over them when they fall to the floor. 


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