That will need to have been the speaking level despatched out to the convention. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Kennedy and Shelley Capito and Rob Portman—not a one of them would remark. They “have not seen” it, “have not learn it,” virtually stopped up their ears when it was learn to them. Florida man Sen. Rick Scott is the one one able to make himself complicit by willfully burying his personal head within the sand: “I’ve not learn it. I do not wish to learn it. I believe the president did the best factor by stopping flights from China.”

You will not be shocked to search out out that the Republicans up for reelection in a matter of weeks have not been dashing out with statements. Keep in mind what Sen. Susan Collins said in April? She mentioned “the president did loads that was proper at first.” That is what she mentioned. To start with, when he was telling Bob Woodward that he understood the illness was transmitted by means of the air, that he knew how lethal it will be, that he was intentionally downplaying its risks. That he was establishing the deaths of tens of 1000’s, a whole lot of 1000’s of People. He “did loads that was proper,” she mentioned.

Here is what she mentioned last week. Final. Week. “[H]e has additionally performed some issues proper. […] On January thirty first, he ended journey to and from China, the place the virus and the pandemic originated. He was roundly criticized for that, nevertheless it saved lives.” She mentioned that. Identical to Rick Scott. We’ve not heard from her at this time, although. We’ve not heard from most of them.

All these deaths, they’re on Trump’s head. However not on Trump’s head alone. Each single a kind of Republican senators who voted towards his impeachment bear accountability. They might see what was coming. They knew Trump could be simply as prone to do exactly what he did—attempt to determine a approach to revenue from it, lie about it, blame everybody else for it, and fail to guard the individuals who elected them.