WASHINGTON D.C., Friday – Wednesday morning, the joint session met to certify Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election. As GOP Senators–the major players in this cycle's certification– sparred over the election, Donald Trump, himself, has proven to be the GOP's next subject of contention.
As any teen deposed from her childhood by the punditry of American politics would, I took haste to my homework after a half-day of school in order to watch the proceedings of electoral certification on Capitol Hill.
For the past four years, Donald Trump has given The Republican Party quite the makeover. The outgoing President liposuctioned all respect for tradition from the belly of a readily biddable GOP, then injected some QAnon here and some "Obama is a Muslim Leninist" there. To ease up on the crow's feet and smile lines from years of respecting women and minorities, Mr. Trump pulled the skin taut with some Access Hollywood tape.
CAPITOL HILL, D.C. – Amid the mainspring of a Supreme Court nominee battle in the GOP-controlled senate, Nancy Pelosi held a slightly bizarre interview with an ABC television host in which she claimed the House had "arrows in their quiver" to block Donald Trump's expeditious Supreme Court nominee.
We can all admit it: Republicans can play the political game like a magic flute, but at what cost? Their constituents? The presidency? Public opinion?