We’ve said before that the Republican Party is the party of Trump. Is that unfair, or painting with too broad a brush? Nope. That’s what Republicans themselves are saying. Katie Arrington, who just defeated Mark Sanford in a Republican primary in South Carolina:
We are the party of Donald J. Trump….
John Boehner, former Speaker of the House:
There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump Party.
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN):
It’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cultlike situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of, purportedly, of the same party.
Corker talks about a cult of personality like it’s a bad thing. Not that he’s done anything substantial to stop it, like, oh, vote against Trump’s policies.
So it’s Trump and Trump supporterrs all the way down, and if there’s shameless corruption at the top, the stink of it is on every Republican from Congress down to the Iowa statehouse.
So how about it, Iowa Republican Party? Care to comment on the latest scandal from the White House, the flagrant self-dealing by Donald Trump’s fake charitable foundation?
[T]here’s quite a bit of evidence that the foundation was used as a piggy bank for Trump’s campaign – with Trump’s direct involvement – to the tune of $2.8 million.
“People have gone to prison for stuff like this, and if I were representing someone with facts like this, assuming the facts described in this petition are true, I would be very worried about an indictment,” Jenny Johnson Ware, a criminal tax attorney in Chicago, told the Times.
Anyone? Any objection to tax evasion, or is that OK if Republicans do it?