A.B. Stoddard at The Bulwark reports that later today, Senator Johnny Isakson will make good on his word that anyone who attacks the late Senator John McCain deserves “a whipping.”
What makes it interesting is that said person is President Donald Trump.
“I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better, I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”
It’s also worth asking: what’s going to be the point? There’s no point re-hashing all the ways President Trump is neither Republican nor Reagan-esque (nor hard working, nor decent, nor…). But it’s startling that the only senator to have defended McCain after Trump continues to defecate all over him is: Johnny Isakson. A man so mild mannered and deferential that toast is too extreme.
Has every other member of the Republican Senate caucus decided Trump’s obduracy is not worth fighting over or has the Republican Party truly become Trump’s party?