Trump, Russians, and Apathy
According to an article (actually several articles, all over the place) on the New York Daily News website (seen here) Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky said “We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do like repealing Obamacare if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.” When asked about then candidate’s Trump campaign colluding with Russian intelligence officials.
Senator Paul feels this way despite growing evidence indicating repeated calls between Trump campaign officials, Trump business associates and members of the Russian intelligence apparatus.
In many ways Senator Rand is correct. You can call me naive, or you can call me stupid but don’t call me and tell me Republican Congress people are going to take time away from their busy agenda of dismantling environmental and monetary reforms to indict a republican president who seems willing to ignore the good of the country for profit.
No, it is better to let the Russians have a potential hotline into the White House than investigate members of your own party, Senator. President Trump said it would be smart to have an improved relationship with Russia. Nobody could deny the wisdom. Of course, nobody really knew the extent of that relationship either.
When Trump said “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” he might have been right. Particularly if you asked Republican Congress People.