An adviser to a Republican being recruited for a marquee congressional race in 2018 said the president’s behavior was concerning. “I’d be a fool if I said it wasn’t causing us at least a little heartburn,” this individual said. “I mean, seriously, when is this shit going to stop?”
People have been saying for months that establishment Republicans had decided that they’d let Trump do almost literally anything as long as he agreed to sign a big tax cut and help repeal Obamacare. And now McConnell, faced with the ultimate consequence of this moral desertion, is happy to say it out loud.