Many of us are asking why are the leaders of the Republican Party doing nothing to counter Trump and his clear attempts to cover for the Russian attack on our election. How can a party that was once known as the law and order party, who championed and supported the work of the FBI and the CIA, all of a sudden flip? There is no question that Russia issued a cyber attack on us. Some would call it an act of war to influence our presidential election. Yet, the Republicans are doing their best not only to ignore Trump’s subservience to Putin, but in many ways to cover for him. Yesterday, they voted to squash any attempt to interview the interpreter who was the only American in room with Trump and Putin.
What are they afraid of? Could it be, as Michelle Goldberg suggests, that the NRA may be the link? Could it be that Russia funneled funds to the NRA who then supported Republican candidates? All, which of course, is illegal.