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There was a time on Capi­tol Hill when Democrats ac­cused Repub­li­cans of be­ing cowardly be­cause they did not “stand up” to Pres­i­dent Trump, both as can­di­date and even­tu­ally as pres­i­dent. The Wash­ing­ton Post cited the “GOP’s cow­ardice prob­lem” over a year ago, as did Salon, which asked, “When did the GOP add cow­ardice to its plat­form?” Ear­lier this year, House Ju­di­ciary chair­man Adam Schiff de­clared there was an “epi­demic of cow­ardice” among Repub­li­cans who did not push back against Mr. Trump.

Such crit­i­cism ap­pears to have had an ef­fect on the Grand Old Party, and it could cost them. Repub­li­can vot­ers have no­ticed, and are vexed by GOP law­mak­ers who ap­pear to ap­pease Democrats by not stand­ing fast with Pres­i­dent Trump as he faces im­peach­ment. These Repub­li­cans are tak­ing the in­ac­tion per­son­ally.

“It’s com­pletely tick­ing me off now. I’m to the point where I want to start call­ing my sen­a­tor and say I’m not go­ing vote for you un­less you promise to do this to the next Demo­cratic pres­i­dent. I’m done with what’s hap­pen­ing to Trump on a chronic ba­sis,” one lis­tener re­cently told Rush Lim­baugh.

“You are so right about this. And all these Never Trumpers, they are falling into it like the big­gest use­ful id­iots. If these so-called con­ser­va­tive me­dia out­lets con­tinue to pub­lish all of these un­hinged Trump’s got to go pieces, Trump’s got to get im­peached, we need to get rid of Trump, all they’re do­ing is ac­cel­er­at­ing the left-wing takeover of the whole coun­try,” Mr. Lim­baugh replied, adding that GOP law­mak­ers do not ap­pear to be

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