There’s another reason why McConnell didn’t have Trump removed, and it has nothing to do with Trump’s cult of personality. To remove Trump now might require Republicans and their voters to admit that they elected an imbecile to the most powerful job in the world. That doesn’t necessarily make them all imbeciles, but it does make them colossally selfish and stupid. They prefer not to admit that, and so they’re not going to get rid of Trump, even if they can see how many great advantages they could gain by doing it.

May the best argument win. And let us shake hands when it’s done.

May the best argument win. And let us shake hands when it’s done.