Since Wednesday’s atrocious attack on the US Capitol, there have been mounting calls for Trump’s resignation/impeachment/removal from office and while I certainly think that Trump is unfit to be President (and this was true long before Wednesday), the people and companies now seeking to distance themselves from him are worse than those who continue to stand by him.
At this point, there are just 12 days left of Trump’s presidency and while Wednesday’s events are undoubtedly heinous, there have been myriad times and reasons prior to this siege to have said “enough in enough”.
Those who never before stood up to Trump or called him out, but are now doing so, are simply taking the coward’s way out of jumping on to a life raft while the Trump ship takes on more water than it can sustain.
I’m looking at you, Lisa Murkowski.
I’m looking at you, Twitter.
I’m looking at you, Elaine Chao.
I’m looking at you, Mitch McConnell.
I’m looking at you, Betsy DeVos.
I’m looking at you, Mike Pence.
I’m looking at you, Mick Mulvaney, Matthew Pottinger and Stephanie Grisham.
I’m looking at all of you Republicans and Trump supporters/voters for whom this was “one step too far”.
Your eleventh hour shunning of Trump isn’t fooling anyone. It’s for your own political gain. For all of the atrocious qualities that you all share, at least it can be said of those standing by him that they have loyalty.