Conservative columnist asks a telling question. How can GOP Senators possibly defend a vote to acquit when challenged by voters, hometown journalists or a tough opponent? A trial without witnesses is not a trial. It is a cover-up. The President’s defense team is offering nothing but complaints, whining, obvious lies and name-calling.
As she sums it up . . .
“In sum, the “nothing matters, just lie” mode of politics only applies within the Trump cult. As soon as you leave the bubble to encounter voters, the media or opponents who know better, your talking points make you sound dumb or corrupt or both.
That is what Republicans should contemplate: How the heck am I going to defend this to the people back home? Trump’s attorneys are giving them no fig leaves or explanations that can pass the laugh test.”