Yesterday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito was quoted in an article by Business Insider on whether President Trump has learned any lessons from his impeachment. Capito’s response was like those of a number of Republican senators:
"I think he's learned that he has to be maybe a little more judicious and careful, the way he's phrasing certain things," said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia as she voiced her displeasure.
Yeah, right. And here was one of Trump’s response to those Republican senators:
Another response by the president was to attack and fire those who opposed or didn't sufficiently support him during the impeachment process.
Yeah, Capito was/is clueless, but it was her next comment that I found especially troubling:
Capito added the following caveat, though it didn't stop her from voting to acquit Trump: "Although he may not, because you know, as we've said, as was said, he is who he is."
Really, Senator? Since the Senate’s impeachment vote last week, President Trump has battered the other branches of government on major constitutional issues asserting his authority over what ought to be co-equal branches of government. Yesterday, in a move that was similar to what got him impeached, Trump attempted to bribe the state of New York:
Sorry, but I find Capito’s “he is who he is” comment repugnant on any number of levels not least of which is how it not only rationalizes previous bad behavior but renews his license to do it again and again.