With impeachment upon us, I have a question to ask those of you who are right of center. It’s a serious, non-snarky, question.
Quite simply, why do you think Republican members of Congress are willing to jump off the cliff, logically speaking, in defense of the POTUS? There are a number of defenses that have been raised that are flat-out contradicted by the evidence. Or even more clownish arguments, like this one.
I’m not questioning defending Trump from being impeached. He’s the head of the party and we’re in tribal times. I get all that.
What I don’t get is why risk your dignity with all the nonsense. Wouldn’t it be easier and less deserving of mockery to say, yes, what he did with Ukraine was wrong, but it doesn’t amount to an impeachable offense?
I know part of the reason for the sideshow is in hopes of muddying the waters so the public will be confused, but the polling shows that hasn’t happened. So why continue to go down this road if you’re a member of Congress who wants to be taken at least somewhat seriously?
Again, I’m not trolling, so I would appreciate it if you would respect that in your comments. I’m genuinely curious about this.