MINOT, N.D. — Many Republicans know that disgraced former President Donald Trump, and the political movement loyal to him, are a threat to our nation.
We know this because many of them have said as much in private.
The most recent example is House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy who, immediately after Trump’s supporters attacked Congress in a thwarted effort to overturn the 2020 election, was telling other congressional Republicans that he’d call on Trump to resign rather than serve out his dwindling term in office.
McCarthy initially lied about making these comments, but then the tape was released , making them undeniable. Still, in his public comments, McCarthy has gone out of his way to patch things up with the mercurial former president and his cult.
But MAGA world doesn’t forgive.