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Principle is Gone-zo: Fear and Cowering in the Impeachment Trial

https://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-say-some-back-trump-fraud-claims-fear-violence-base-2021-1?fbclid=IwAR11HavhOUgku1TGr-hZ9cNwdCeRtrYCgrTtQ-jD_8QiyeiIXO2Ma0t1mlg

It's so cute how the Democrats on Capitol Hill think that presenting more evidence will convince their GOP colleagues that Trump should be convicted in his impeachment trial. Of all the things that enter into the Republican calculus of how to proceed politically, the weight of evidence is not among them. Much more salient to their strategy is trying to appeal to Trump's knuckle-dragging base and trying to avoid being killed for crossing them.

Replaying video of the events of Jan 6 and including footage not previously seen only increases Republicans' terror of being murdered by these boorish hooligans. And that's not hyperbole. GOP politicians know that publicly standing up to Trump exposes them to the very real risk of harm at hands of these thugs.

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