They have brains in their heads.
They have feet in their shoes.
They could steer themselves in any direction they choose.
And yet … Republicans pretzeled themselves Monday into ever-more contorted defenses of President Trump’s Ukraine pressure scheme.
If you missed the House Judiciary Committee hearing, here’s a quick rundown of the more contrived GOP defenses:
Biden Did The Actual Quid Pro Quo
In perhaps the purest form of the diversion strategy, several committee Republicans claimed that the real quid pro quo happened when then-Vice President Joe Biden conditioned U.S. loan guarantees on the removal of a corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor. Never mind that Biden was pursuing …read more