Trump is out of control because Republicans are in control

Source: The Week
by Shikha Dalmia

“If Republicans allow Trump to serve his full four-year term, they will end up carrying so much dirty water for him that their party will never escape the stench. So why are they dragging their feet? Didn’t they impeach Bill Clinton on obstruction of justice charges for far less? In the formal case against him, they resorted to rather bizarre and far-fetched theories about how Clinton lying about his personal affair would jeopardize national security by giving a foreign power that came in possession of the Monica Lewinsky tapes ammunition to blackmail him. Republican recalcitrance has nothing to do with love for Trump. His presidential rivals, such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who were personally vilified by Trump during the campaign, no doubt hate his guts. So why are they mum? Essentially, because they are all caught between the proverbial rock that is Trump’s loyal base and the hard place that is their own rapidly waning credibility.” (05/18/17)