When Donald Trump pushed lies about the 2020 election to his followers, he had plenty of help from GOP lawmakers. Few pushed harder than Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks. Brooks famously took the stage at the 1/6 Trump rally to egg on supporters.
CNN's Jake Tapper asked Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) if Democrats had a higher standard for sexual misconduct than Republicans. Shelby's answer revealed that Republicans are trapped because of Trump's Roy Moore endorsement.
The Republican senator, who voted absentee, said he instead chose to write in a more "distinguished" Republican candidate.
Trump's announcement of a transgender military ban has gone over like a lead balloon among his fellow Republicans who are opening breaking with their president on the policy.