Our good friend Jerry over at Grumpy’s Grumblings has an excellent post out today detailing yet another sad example of a GOP politician willing to sell their soul to the disgraced 45th President. I’ve included a link at the end to continue reading. Thanks Jerry!
So, Congressman Jim Banks now wants to replace Liz Cheney as House Republican Conference Chair. Oh, how power corrupts.
I—sort of—knew Jim Banks, once upon a time. We weren’t close friends. Barely passing acquaintances, despite the fact that our desks within Focus on the Family’s Public Policy division were no more than 50 feet apart—and separated by a few layers of Herman Miller cubicle walls. I suspect that now, some 16 years later, I could walk up, shake his hand, and re-introduce myself and he wouldn’t remember me. He’s now flying along at a much higher altitude than the one I inhabit.
But the Jim Banks I knew by reputation back in those days was a young man who, while resolutely on board with the entire far-right, conservative agenda, was also honest, honorable, fair-minded, and perhaps even empathetic—by conservative reckoning.
I wish that—back during the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign—I’d made and saved a screen capture of an article I read in which the still relatively new Congressman Banks voiced his grave concerns about the brash, mendacious, corrupt Donald Trump as the possible standard-bearer for the Republican Party. But I didn’t, so you’ll have to accept my word that I did read such an article.
That Jim Banks, like so many GOP politicians—folks who never really liked or admired Donald Trump—sold his soul for acceptance and power.
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