In a scathing takedown this morning of Republican leadership, former Guantanamo prosecutor Col. Morris Davis, U.S. Air Force (Ret) tweeted that Republican leadership has less backbone than Gumby:
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) April 25, 2017
Trump’s decision to abandon hopes for immediate funding for his wall may have, as Politico‘s Burgess Everett noted, eased pressure on Congress, but it has no eliminated the GOP’s central problem, which is the lack of a spine.
Eager to finally attain the holy grail of their conservative agenda, Republicans have, as Davis observed, leaped at the chance to sell their morals and integrity to do Donald Trump’s will, even to the point of again shutting down the government.
Their unpatriotic failure to investigate Trump’s collusion with Russia is a mark of shame that will linger for a long time. Using 46 staffers to investigate a sham scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi attack while using only 7 to investigate Trump and Russia leaves no doubt about where their loyalties lie, and it’s not with their constituents or to the Constitution they swore to uphold.