It’s not exactly a secret that the vast majority of the GOP has been absolutely spineless when it comes to standing up to Donald Trump. Even some of the few who have spoken out against him, such as Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), have more less backed the vast majority of the policies Trump’s supported — including the giant tax scam they all passed a few months ago.
Then there’s always the House Intelligence Committee’s “investigation” led by Trump stooge Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) that recently concluded that there was no evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. Most rational people realized that “investigation” was a farce from the very beginning.
The bottom line is, no matter what Trump says or does, or how much evidence is found that proves he’s either a criminal, colluded with Russians during the 2016 election, or even both — Republicans are never going to hold him accountable for any of it.
That’s exactly what George W. Bush’s former NSA chief, Michael Hayden, said Wednesday during an interview with The Brian Lehrer Show.
“The normal break on the abuse of executive authority by constitutional means is the Congress, it’s designed that way,” Hayden stated. “Congress isn’t limiting the executive’s authority. What’s limiting the executive’s authority right now are the institutions, departments and agencies of the Executive Branch. How weird is that?”
“The president seems to be upset with that,” he added. “He then is enlisting his allies in the legislative branch. The ones that, by design, should be limiting him, to go put pressure on elements of the Executive Branch that he cannot quite control or prevent them from doing what I would call their duty.”
That’s when he said what most everyone reading this probably already knows.
“I don’t believe that there is any body of evidence that Bob Mueller could present that would convince a Republican-controlled Congress to impeach Donald Trump,” Hayden said. “That’s a sad commentary.”
I couldn’t agree more — it is a damn sad commentary.
I’ve never been a Republican and never plan on being one. I didn’t really even call myself a Democrat until around 2006. I’ve always been someone who believes in truth, keeping a bigger picture perspective, and respecting my country.
I’m an unapologetic progressive, but I gravitate toward facts much more than I do any political ideology, even when those facts contradict what many progressives want to believe.
That’s why I’ve found it absolutely disgusting that we have one of our two major political parties putting loyalty to their party over their country.
I have no doubt that most Republicans know Trump’s unfit, incompetent, and almost certainly a criminal. Yet many of those same people who know that refuse to stand up to this “president” simply because there’s an “R” next to his name on the ballot. They’re literally putting this nation at risk for no other reason than their fear that holding Trump accountable could cost them their political careers.
And just like Hayden said, no matter how much evidence Robert Mueller finds, in all likelihood, Republicans aren’t going to do a damn thing about it.
Listen to his comments below: