When Donald Trump was elected president, it was hoped that Maine senator Susan Collins would help keep him in line. But the moderate Republican has far too often given the president a pass. Especially offensive when she refused to vote for impeachment saying that she was sure Trump had learned his lesson.
Conventions are meant to do many things for a party. They showcase the up and coming political talent. They attempt to sway voters who are undecided. They allow the party to pitch a unified message.
But most importantly, conventions raise money. And these funds are used to boost candidates up and down the ticket. So if one is to base the success of a convention on money alone, Democrats just had a fantastic one.
If you're wondering why Republican leaders refuse to act after such unspeakable violence, just follow the money.
Using taxpayer dollars to live the high life appears to be commonplace for those working in the Trump administration.
In the end, it isn't the 1 percent who are leaving the United States, but their money.