Posted: Jun 19, 2022 12:01 AM
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Repeating something that he had apparently learned from his father, President John Kennedy said, “Always forgive your political enemies. But never forget their names.”
It may not be pure coincidence that the GOP has the elephant as its symbol. Republican voters have pretty long memories. They remember clearly the names of the ten Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump on the flimsiest of grounds. They needed no prompting from Donald Trump. That vote is burned into their collective memories. Like elephants who know the route to the next watering hole, GOP loyalists know which way to go.
The vote to impeach was a defining moment. There is no need to question the motives of those who voted aye. It doesn’t really matter if they were otherwise likable, qualified Members of Congress. These Representatives were called upon to judge based upon the evidence presented. The overwhelming number of folks who had previously supported the ten came to an entirely different conclusion. One by