How Republican leadership sold their souls

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Pieces of Silver

By now, it’s obvious to everyone with open eyes that Donald Trump is an ignorant, wildly dishonest, erratic, immature, bullying egomaniac. On the other hand, he’s a terrible person. But despite some high-profile defections, most senior figures in the Republican Party – very much including Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader – are still supporting him, threats of violence and all.