Over the past week, almost every Republican has spoken out on the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. People like Lindsey Graham gave the ex-president their full support. Others, like Mitch McConnell, blasted Trump but still voted to acquit him.
Mike Pence had nothing to say, however. This was particularly interesting given the facts. Trump may reportedly care less that Pence was in danger during the siege.
Despite this fact, Republicans still decided to acquit the former president. According to John Heilemann, this makes them a dying zombie party.
The MSNBC representative told Nicolle Wallace: "I mean, you know, this guy – this guy, Nicole, the retired Donald Trump in South Florida, continues to be the most powerful person in the Republican Party, and the Party has sworn allegiance to him in the face of a man who has tried them all kill, or was perfectly ready to let them all die, how literally you know? We talked about it last week. I mean, the kind of textbook definition of a monster, a morally depraved monster that wanted to see – was glad its vice president was killed. "
John Heilemann: The Zombie Republican Party doesn't care that Donald Trump wanted his Vice President dead. pic.twitter.com/vrXAXpIFXm
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Heilemann continued: “You are so completely devoid of core, principles, ideology, intellectual ballast, beliefs, beliefs, principles, positions. Now they only have Trump. I'm tempted to say I'm not just tempted I will say it. I think the Republican Party is dead now. I mean, I said a couple of times on the show that I think it's a zombie party at this point, right? It continues to exist in the world and draws millions of people to vote for it. But it's without all of these things that I just said. "
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