We’ve all heard the prevailing narrative about the relationship between President Donald Trump and his staunchest allies in Congress.
The reason they’ve blindly supported Trump’s every action, utterance, and tweet (or blithely shrugged off the more outrageous of these) is that they were petrified to cross Trump’s “base” and thus trigger a primary challenge from someone even more Trumpian in their next election. So it’s not that they were Trump’s soul brothers and sisters, just fallible human beings trying to protect their careers. Not very admirable, perhaps, but arguably understandable.
LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY
Her explanation for supporting Trump is “he passes the bills I send him.” Fair enough. Now that I’ve seen her name on that list of congressional members trying to overturn the last election, though, I don’t know if I can ever vote for her again.
Darrell Laurant is a veteran journalist who previously worked at the News & Advance (Lynchburg). He published over 7,000 pieces in three decades. Darrell has covered papal visits, the Olympics, American sports, and political issues in Virginia. He has also written a variety of books, including "Inspiration Street: Two City Blocks that Helped Change America."