It is amazing to watch the GOP leadership in Washington, D.C. squeal when they're faced with the least bit of adversity.
On Friday night, the 'left' launched a surprise attack that sent the elite media and elite politicians into scapegoating frenzy. Paul Ryan disinvited Republican nominee Donald Trump from a campaign fundraiser, Sen. Deb Fischer said it would be wise for him to step down, and Rep. Bradley Byrne and Sen. John Thune also told the nominee to step aside.
And now what?
You guessed it. These establishment politicians are re-evaluating their professional political careers and are now re-endorsing Donald Trump.
The comments made by Mr. Trump were disgusting and totally unacceptable under any circumstance. (1/2)— Deb Fischer (@DebFischerNE) October 8, 2016
It would be wise for him to step aside and allow Mike Pence to serve as our party's nominee. (2/2)— Deb Fischer (@DebFischerNE) October 8, 2016
Donald Trump should withdraw and Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately.— Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) October 8, 2016
Byrne, in his Saturday statement, said Trump "cannot defeat" Clinton and urged him to "step aside and allow" Pence, the Indiana governor, to "lead the Republican ticket."
But after Sunday's debate performance and a not so friendly conference call between GOP leaders Monday morning, these three politicians have decided to retreat.
Fischer has since "clarified" her statements saying "I support the Republican ticket, and it's a Trump-Pence ticket."
A spokesperson for Byrne has since said that "he will support the Republican ticket on Election Day, as he has pledged to do all along."
And during an interview with a South Dakota newspaper, Thune said he is voting for Donald Trump. "He has a lot of work to do, I think, to win this election. But I’m certainly not going to vote for Hillary Clinton," the Republican said.
This is Washington, D.C. folks, plain and simple. These are the men and women who represent your bests interests, with fierce loyalty and devotion.