When Will Ben Sasse, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan Abandon Donald Trump?

These are dark times in Trumpworld. Politico reports that President Donald Trump "is using his relatively light schedule to watch TV and fume about the latest scandal," which makes him sound very relatable but also very sad. The New York Times, meanwhile, offers a portrait of a White House crippled by infighting and completely unable to keep its story straight in the wake of new revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s apparent eagerness to cooperate -- some would say collude -- with the Russian government to give his father's presidential campaign a boost.I'm more interested in how Republicans in Congress might react to the ongoing Trump meltdown. Will they abandon the president en masse? Will they stick with him until the bitter end? I'd divvy GOP lawmakers up into three main categories: those who see themselves as potential Trump successors; swing staters who fear for their political survival; and the GOP leadership in the House and Senate, who care first and foremost about passing legislation.  Continue reading...

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