Mitch McConnell is a traitor.
In much discussion of all these matters, there is a terrible rhetorical habit of treating GOP conduct toward Trump as mere passive acquiescence. In fact, this is better seen as an active enabling, on one front after another. And we are likely to learn much more about just how damaging this has been soon enough.
Two new blockbuster scoops about President Trump’s relations with Russia – combined with fresh signs that Trump will drag out the government shutdown indefinitely – should renew our focus on the quiet but critical role that Mitch McConnell has played in enabling the damage that Trump is doing to the country on so many fronts.