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Republican lawmakers have to be in a very uncomfortable place these days. The current situation has them between a rock and a hard place. No wonder they’re in hiding from the press — they don’t want to have to commit one way or the other at the moment.

The list of irregularities from Trump (including actions that can only be described as obstruction of justice if evidence proves them to be true) is growing at an ever-escalating rate, and getting harder to ignore or wave away as insignificant.

On the other hand, Trump still enjoys support from about 40% of the country no matter what he does, and many of these supporters make up a good chunk of some of these lawmakers’ very red districts. Mess with the Trumpbots’ god and you get primaried.

Putting the Republicans in a damned if we do, damned if we don’t position.

However, unless Trump does a massive turnaround, he’s going to commit more outrages, and this will eventually cause the Republicans to realize that their political future will depend more on their getting rid of Trump than on keeping him. I will be interested to see where the tipping point is.

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