"The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump has shown he was right when he said he could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and not lose any votes.
There’s a similar sense of disbelief now, that a president could foment a riot at the Capitol to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power, and yet his party remains so reluctant to hold him to account.
As one stunned reader wrote me this past week: “I’m beginning to think the mob could have succeeded in hanging Mike Pence, and that wouldn’t have made any difference. Republicans would still find a way to stick with their Trump.”
Christopher Parker, for one, isn’t the least bit surprised.
'It may all seem unbelievable,” he says, “but it’s also entirely predictable.'"