Why can’t Republicans be more like the British Conservative Party? Boris Johnson was a disaster from the beginning-just like Donald Trump-yet, they had no qualms about finally letting him know they weren’t happy with him. As a result, Johnson resigned last week. Johnson’s indiscretions reveal that he is also a “do as a I say, not as I do” “leader,” which is not good for any country. It is too bad Republicans in the U.S. don’t get that. As Washington Post put it: “Britain’s ruling Conservative Party has done what U.S. Republicans have by and large failed to do: break with a charismatic and toxic leader.” Trump is certainly “toxic,” but “charismatic?”
Johnson attracted scandal, and other members of the Conservative party no longer wanted to work with him. According to Washington Post, approximately 50 had already resigned rather than remain under his leadership, though Johnson was obviously not much of a leader. Sajid Javid, one of Johnson’s cabinet ministers, spoke to Parliament about his resignation: “Treading the tightrope between loyalty and integrity has become impossible. To remain loyal to a lying leader is to tarnish one’s own character.” Talk about not mincing words. Republicans can learn much from these British politicians. Instead of abandoning or chastising Trump for his constant lying, most decided that lying was best, as many continue to lean on the non-existent stolen election lie to continue their political careers. Still others make up their own lies since they have learned that lying has no consequences, which merely fuels them in their nonsensical endeavors, just like Donald Trump.
RawStory reported that Trump has offered to suspend his claim of executive privilege and allow Steve Bannon to testify. First, the courts have already ruled that Trump has no executive privilege with respect to documents that have already been turned over by the National Archives. Clearly, then, Bannon has no executive privilege, which is why he was indicted. Trump, however, knows that his followers believe everything he says, even though he does nothing but lie. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore, who appeared on CNN Sunday, said that Trump is merely trying to drag the investigation out until after the November midterms, hoping that Republicans will take power and disband the House Select Committee. Trump’s maneuverings are useless. His people aren’t listening to what the committee has to say anyway, but he has got to be hating all the news that is getting out about the true depths of his deviousness.
According to his niece, Mary, Trump is “terrified,” especially after Cipollone’s testimony. He should be. It is coming to light how deeply Trump was involved in the January 6 insurrection and how he orchestrated the whole thing with his lies. Had Trump been called on his lies as the Conservative Party did with Johnson, we would not be where we are right now. Republicans, however, are too cowardly to stand up to Trump, regardless of the damage it did and continues to do to our country. That’s the very reason that they should all be kicked out of office as soon as possible.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years