Vulnerable Senate Republicans on the ballot in November are refusing to condemn Trump’s peddling of conspiracy theories about a 75-year-old peaceful protester who remains in the hospital after he was violently injured. When asked to respond to Trump’s conspiracy tweet, GOP Senators feigned ignorance or dodged the questions — even when reporters printed out the tweet for them to read.
This is just the latest in what is becoming a weekly ritual of Republicans refusing to stand up to President Trump for his failed leadership – last week, vulnerable Senate Republicans declined to hold President Trump accountable for his actions which led to peaceful protesters being tear-gassed and removed from a public square and some Republicans even defended him.
The cowardice displayed by Senate Republicans is earning them some well-deserved coverage:
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
CNN: Senate GOP dodges over Trump’s baseless Buffalo tweet: ‘I would rather not hear it’
By Manu Raju, Clare Foran and Lauren Fox
POLITICO: ‘Ugh’: Republicans cringe after Trump’s attack on 75-year old protester
By Marianne Levine and Burgess Everett
The Week: GOP senators claim they haven’t seen Trump’s tweet about Buffalo protester even when it’s printed out for them
By Tim O’Donnell