What the Republican Party Has Become

Republicans have decided that they can’t win elections in swing states and Congressional districts if they play by the rules. Instead of adopting policy positions and legislative proposals that might enable them to win playing by the rules, they have resorted to voter suppression and promoting Trump’s big lie that the election was stolen from him. Their behavior may not be prosecutable, but it’s criminal. As Robert Reich noted: “Any Republican member of Congress who refuses to admit Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 presidential election is helping incite violence against the United States.”

Like the elephant in the room, which is difficult to believe is real even though its presence encompasses a large segment of your field of vision, the Republican Party has become the party of the Big Lie.