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Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

We are watching—maybe enjoying—rats leave a sinking ship. That’s what rats do. When the food supply or whatever they’re there for is gone, they simply abandon ship in the dead of night. Chris Christie. Mick Mulvaney. Lindsey Graham. Stephanie Grisham. Mitch McConnell. Mike Pence (?). William Barr. Betsy DeVos. Elaine Chao. There’ll be more, once they’ve placed their licked finger to the wind to determine which way it’s now blowing. They who have enabled Trump for so long have now decided—transparently, in self-interest—to go. And, poignantly, some have chosen, and will choose, to rat him out in self-defense.

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