The opposition to truth which so deeply marks the character of Trump has not been entirely out of place in the Republican Party, though he has been more extreme than most of the others. Mitch McConnell, however, has now reached the same despicable level of moral disease by his move to shut Elizabeth Warren out of the debate on Jeff Sessions.
Her crime? She was reading aloud a letter about Sessions which Coretta Scott King had written to Congress in 1986 during the Senate’s consideration of Sessions for a seat on a federal court. The letter included strong language against Sessions for his active resistance to expanded voters’ rights.
McConnell cited a Senate rule against Senators impugning the character and/or motives of fellow Senators. In other words, Sessions as a nominee for AG has immunity from criticism because of his status as a Senator.
There is no way to view McConnell’s actions as fair and just in any sense, to any degree.
If both the White House and the Senate are the enemies of truth, one can only hope the courts will remain strong bastions of truth in opposition to the growing evil of Trump and the Trumpies. Outside the government, the press is going to be more important than at any time since the Civil War and the voice of the people will need to shout louder for truth than Trump can shout for falsehood.