said, Republicans should make Democrats bleed for this. Unfortunately, while I dearly hope they will, I fear there are too many RINO squishes in the Senate to actually hold Democrats’ feet to the fire.
Five Republican aides involved in the process say GOP senators have not formalized a plan to address the Democratic request. But there appears to be broad consensus that Schumer and his colleagues will need to negotiate some sort of deal that Republicans would be willing to go along with, according to the aides.
I have NO faith that such a “deal” would in any long-term way be good for Republicans.
But while RINOs like Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell will almost certainly fold like cheap tents, are there 8 other fainthearted and cowardly Republicans in the Senate who would show similar gutlessness? Maybe.