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You're ordinarily reasonable, so I'll respond

Y'all make it sound really easy for a Member of Congress to blatantly stand up against a sitting President of his/her own party. I can think of very few over the years who have done so.

It's especially true with Trump. Those who defy him will almost certainly lose their next primary. The ones frequently mentioned...McCain, Jeff Flake, etc. didn't run again. The political trail is lined with dead candidates who openly ran against Trump. Romney is a special case, bc as Kev will tell you, Utah is a different animal (see LDS).

Another point, for all of Trump's misgivings, he has constructed a pretty conservative agenda. Originalist SC justices, lower tax rates, reduced regulation, defense spending, etc. So yes, many Republicans cringe and look at the policy not the person.

As for the election, most Republicans I'm aware of are saying the same thing: let the legal process run its course (as it is by the way). As it does more are now publicly urging to move forward and let the transition occur.

I'm sure you'll bring up the example of Lindsey Graham. His defending of Trump just won him an election by 10 points that was supposed to be far closer. Which says pretty clearly that he's representing his constituency.

Just saying, it's awfully easy for your side to preach "stand up to Trump"...even though doing so will almost certainly cost them their jobs.

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Posted: 11/20/2020 at 09:36AM


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