Dave Brat

No sign that Congress will stand up to Trump

No sign that Congress will stand up to Trump

Not long ago, during the presidential campaign, Republican leaders in Congress had serious qualms about Donald Trump.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump’s private remarks about women were “repugnant.” House Speaker Paul Ryan said his statements about a Mexican American judge were “racist.” Sen. Ted Cruz called him “a pathological liar” (to be fair, that was in the heat of a nasty primary campaign). Twelve of the 54 Republicans in the U.S. Senate, including Sen. John McCain of Arizona, either did not endorse or disendorsed their own party’s nominee.

But that was all before election day. Now Trump is their leader, and the same GOP skeptics are doing their...

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