Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania is one of 7 Republican senators who voted to convict the former president during his impeachment trial. Toomey has said he will not run for reelection in 2022.
“We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever he said he’s doing,” one Pennsylvania Republican Party official explained. “We sent him there to represent us.”
(Jamelle Bouie, “If There Was a Republican Civil War, It Appears to Be Over,” NYTimes, 2-17-21)
The thing speaks of, by and for itself (and the G.O.P.).
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