Loyalty is a quality, normally.
In the case of the Former President Donald Trump, many of his followers are loyal to a fault. Besides the 6 Jan Capital rioters (65 of them have so far landed in jail), those serving public offices ought to be more prudent, wouldn’t you say?
Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
After the FBI raided Trump’s residence at the Mar-a-lago yesterday, a slew of Republican politicians came out accusing the agency’s action was politically motivated. Imagine that! Why that sounded odd, let me count the ways:
First, no one is above the law. Not average people like you and me nor the president (former or present). Due process is the norm not the exception.
Second, people who live in glass house should not throw stones. Politicians are notoriously political. They should refrain from undermining the Government which they are part of. It’s a lose-lose proposition.
Three, Senators and Representatives are civil servants with salaries paid by the taxpayers. The oath of office they took clearly requires them to uphold the Constitution — it’s their allegiance. Not instead to some individuals.
Four, political opportunists taking side to be on the good grace of Mr. Trump, either wishing his endorsement or, at least, avoiding his wrath, are cowards with no integrity. They deserve Trump.
Do you agree Mr. Trump knows how to make his followers jump?