I’m rooting for pro-democracy Republicans

One of the curious things about Donald Trump’s presidency is how often he seems to accidentally highlight the admirable qualities of otherwise unsympathetic figures. Jeff Sessions was a terrible attorney general, sidelining police accountability and facilitating Trump’s war on undocumented immigrants, but he got fired for doing the right thing by recusing himself from the Russia probe. Mitt Romney probably would have gone down in history as the “47 percent” guy, but he has been genuinely steadfast in opposing the president’s anti-democratic excesses. It doesn’t take a lot to be a hero right now — just an iota of integrity.


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