Dems NEVER eat their own. They circle the wagons and go for the throats of anyone else who disagrees with them even for minor stuff.
Reps ALWAYS eat their own, the MSMedia loves it so they put these darling's of the press on TV for the maximum exposure that does damage to R's.
Dems love this also and usually stand back and pour more gas on the flames.
R's rarely circle the wagons but many pour on more gas and never know when to shut up, King and McCain are habitual flame stokers.
The R's are destroying their base with this attack dog mentality on their own side.