“Yet no Republican in Congress pledged any particular action to punish Mr. Trump, such as holding up his nominees or delaying legislation, nor did any Republican promise hearings or increased oversight.”
Words aren’t enough; this demands action. Values are worthless if you abandon them when ignoring them benefits you. It’s sticking to your values even when it’s not in your best interest that shows strength of character. Trump, Congress, and the GOP have no values, no strength of character. They’re craven and cowardly and they act with no honor. Side with them, and this is true of you, too.
Too many I know held their nose and voted for Trump, and supported McConnell, in the name of gaining an upper hand in the Supreme Court. Mission accomplished, but in the most despicable manner possible. This is not politics as usual, nor is it justified by anything anyone else did before.