Why will so few Republicans resist Trump?

David Leonhardt: “Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, was so upset by Donald Trump’s role in the attack on January 6 that shortly after he signaled to colleagues that he was willing to convict Trump in an impeachment trial and prevent him from holding office. again. A month later, however, McConnell voted to acquit him. “

Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House, told colleagues in the days following January 6 that he would call Trump and urge him to step down. But McCarthy soon changed his mind and instead told House members to stop criticizing Trump in public. “

“By now this pattern is familiar. (It is a central theme of This will not passa new book on the end of the Trump presidency, by my colleagues Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin, who broke the news of McCarthy’s comments.) “

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