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6 Jan, 10 tweets, 4 min read
@BradMossEsq Every pundit talking about the Senate starts with the automatic statement that the GOP will block Biden. Right now McConnell is the weakest leader in Congress. He was unable to stop the kamikaze mission by 12 Senators
@BradMossEsq The GOP are in the grip of the extremists. The new Colorado member of the House announced she is going to carry her Glock around Washington even though it's illegal. Trump used the extremists to primary the candidates he didn't like. .
@BradMossEsq They are going to disrupt. They don't care about the rules or leadership. The Pa. President pro tem of the Senate refused to seat a Democrat whose win was certified He wouldn't even call his name. This is what Trump wants Pence to do.
@BradMossEsq Things are going to continue to deteriorate in the GOP. The number of candidates under investigation or under indictment is growing. Romney has made statements, but i4 Senators could turn this around by sitting as independants. They won't do it.
@BradMossEsq The anti-democratic extremists in the GOP are going all out on voter suppression. The time for Republicans to leave without being complicit is coming quickly. Raffensberger in Ga has been pushing voter suppression meausres.
@BradMossEsq He has already asked the legislature to end the no-excuse vote by mail. Pennsylvania wants a constitutional amendment. Every day the GOP stays silent they invite the extremists to go further. Each time they issued a negative statement more people joined the sedition caucus.
@BradMossEsq Romney and the others have to take a stand now. As an interim measure, Romney should put together a small group and ask McConnell to strip committee chairmanships from the sedition caucus and remove them from committees deailng with national security.
@BradMossEsq They are publicly violating their oath of office and the Constitution. They have no respect for the rules. We saw Johnson use his chairmanship to investigate Biden. There is a legitimate national security concern.
@BradMossEsq As the extremists become more entrenched Trump will ask them to use their committee appointments to provide him with information or warn him if there are investigations involving him. The GOP has surrendered to him so he has good reason to expect them to continue to help him.
@BradMossEsq The Democrats can take advantage of McConnell's weakness and work around him even if he is the majority leader, but it will only work if Romney and the others will do more than talk. Words are no longer enough.

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