To Cowed GOP Senators, ‘Herd Immunity’ Means Protection from Trump’s Tweets

By Joe Rothstein

This is the first election in my memory where a vote for any of the Republicans running for reelection to the Senate is totally irrelevant.

Why? Because Republican senators have opted for “herd immunity,” an immunity that has nothing to do with the pandemic. Rather, they are huddled as a herd to protect themselves from Donald Trump’s tweets.

Is Trump trashing the nation’s intelligence agencies? No problem. Surrounding himself with convicted felons? Yawn. Turning the Census into a political football? Compromising Congress’s subpoena and appointment…

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