Hopefully, there is a mechanism in place in the judicial branch to intervene in Speaker McCarthy’s invocation of Trump’s covert, partisan intrusion into the business of the House of Representatives. What can federal judges do? What can concerned non-MAGA Republican members of Congress do to expose the corruption McCarthy is engaging in? Will enough non-MAGA Republicans vote against the coup McCarthy and Trump are conducting? McCarthy is Trump’s criminal strategy to harm America.
The Republican leadership’s defense of Jorge Santos is evidence of their corrupt pursuit of power at the expense of the integrity of our government institutions. It’s a lie that McCarthy “needs” Santos’ votes to hold on to his slim majority in the House. No, he doesn’t! Without the disgraced Santos, Republicans would remain in the majority. Republicans are not bothered by lies, criminal behavior, or the low character of other Republicans. Evidence of this is their continued acceptance and defense of Donald Trump’s grave character flaws and fraudulent, criminal behavior. Democrats, by contrast, throw their members out of office on suggestions of immorality, misconduct, or fraud. Both teams have flawed people. The difference is that Republicans accept inferior behavior because power is more important to them than decency and patriotism.