Why Republicans Won’t Back Impeachment, According to Ex-Congress Member David Jolly
This is why the media needs to go to EVERY Republican congress person and senator and ask hardball questions to get them on the record. Nobody should get a pass.
I can’t tell you how many Republican members of Congress have told me, “I’m just trying to keep my head down and not get noticed.” They see all the excitement stirred up by people like Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes but at least half the caucus wants to stay the hell out of the media. They’re not looking to make a name through this, they’re looking to survive this.
I struggle with whether some of their behaviors are an intentional decision on their part to engage in either misdirection, or to overlook the facts because they have a fealty to the president or because they want to put a stake in the ground in right-wing media or because it just works in their districts. Or are some of them just duped into it by following the leader?
I honestly don’t know. It’s probably a mix of all of the above.