Republicans Are Ashamed of Their President

This is all perfectly normal:

Senate Republicans are attempting to dissuade President Trump from holding another summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin anytime soon.

Many GOP senators regard Trump’s meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki earlier this week as a political disaster. Congressional Republicans have since come under intense pressure to renounce the president’s embrace of Putin on the world stage, particularly his apparent acceptance of Putin’s denial that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

When asked about the possibility of a second summit, Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas) hung his head and quipped, “maybe in a year or two.”

The body language of other GOP senators was equally telling.

“I don’t have anything to say about that today,” said Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.), another member of the GOP leadership, lowering his eyes and shaking his head.

The Democrats weren’t even this embarrassed when they learned that Bill Clinton had, in fact, had sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewinsky. That was immeasurably more defensible behavior than what we’ve been seeing from Donald Trump.

I idea that any Republican up for reelection this November deserves another term in office while this problem remains unaddressed is ludicrous.

Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune.