Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) tells us that the Republicans are actually prepared to rebuke Prznint Stupid for his enthusiastic support of the de-boning of WaPo columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia:
“The Senate is on the verge of passing a resolution to withdraw U.S support for Saudi-backed forces at war in Yemen, with senators predicting that at least a narrow majority will ultimately defy the Trump administration on the matter.
“The resolution, led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), cites Congress’ authority under the War Powers Resolution and was first introduced in February. But it quickly picked up momentum as senators from both parties voiced outrage over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and President Donald Trump’s reluctance to blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder.
“Most Republicans are not expected to support the resolution in a final vote, but the Senate voted 60-39 to proceed to the resolution on Wednesday afternoon, including the support of a handful of Republicans.”
Of course, this vote is largely symbolic:
“Even if the Senate passes the resolution, it’s not going far. The House passed a rule Wednesday that appears to block consideration of any War Powers resolutions to limit the United States’ involvement in Yemen. The White House also warned last month that Trump would likely veto the resolution, stating that it “would harm bilateral relationships in the region and negatively impact the ability of the United States to prevent the spread of violent extremist organizations.”
Because when it comes down to it, Comrade Prznint Stupid is always going to side with whomever has the cheddar. It’s just the way he rolls. And, afterall, it was a WaPo journalist who got de-boned.