The NY Times reports that Republicans Find Themselves Speechless Following a Supreme Court Defeat. A ruling against President Trump appears to leave no avenue forward for the president, forcing Republicans to “play the hand we’re dealt.”
(Thanks to our Editor atLarge Sherry for this one.)
Lots of quotes but more silence from those GOP “lawmakers” who signed onto the ridiculous Texas lawsuit that SCOTUS so totally trashed. Following is the ending of that Times report.
If anything, the brushback from the Supreme Court served to highlight the divisions running through the president’s party more than a month after Election Day.
“At some point, we have to be that nation of laws,” Senator Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, said on Fox, as he sought to instill confidence among fellow Republicans that the election had been decided fairly, and in Mr. Biden’s favor.
Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois, was harsher, warning his party on Twitter against excesses like the secession talk thrown around on Friday by Texas G.O.P. chairman Allen West or any further efforts by Republicans to stoke false hopes among their voters.
"I want to be clear: the Supreme Court is not the deep state,” Mr. Kinzinger wrote in one tweet. “The case had no merit and was dispatched 9–0. There was no win here. Complaining and bellyaching is not a manly trait, it’s actually sad. Real men accept a loss with grace.”
Now no one that I know of has ever accused Trump of accepting anything “with grace”.
With the grace of God the dark years of Trump’s playing Putin’s Puppet may be coming to an end.