Republicans feel trapped by Trump in Washington, and by his “cult” of supporters back home.
From the chief political correspondent at Politico, a tweet thread explaining why congressional Republicans feel cowed by Trump at work and at home.
A thought on Lamar Alexander:— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) January 31, 2020
His retirement is less relevant than you might think. Trump’s grip on the GOP has implications far beyond elected office. Lamar is looking forward to a life after politics — and he knows it will be complicated by any break w/ Trump over impeachment.