On Wednesday, in a piece for Salon, politics and feminism writer Amanda Marcotte suggested that Republicans’ steadfast support for Donald Trump has set them up for failure.
“There’s simply no winning with this guy, and Republicans should have realized that long ago,” she wrote.
“Sure, there would have been some short-term political pain as the base whined and cried about the removal of Trump, but in the long run Republicans would have been much better off without him.”
Marcotte called Nancy Pelosi‘s decision to move forward with impeachment proceedings a “gift-wrapped opportunity” to take Trump — who she called a “chaos-demon” — out of office. Ultimately, Republicans didn’t take Pelosi’s opportunity, and now, Marcotte says, they may never recover from the fallout.
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