It has become abundantly clear that Democrats are asking questions about possible criminal behavior of Donald Trump and his entire administration, along with numerous close advisers, that have never been asked in the two years that Republicans controlled both houses of Congress. Yet it has been hard to avoid the strong indications of illegal activities that have surrounded this president both before and after his election.
During those first two years of the Trump administration, Republicans refused to investigate gray areas that are now coming into view as hardly “gray” at all, but laced with illegalities. It seems that the entire Republican Party can be, and should be, seen as engaging in obstruction of justice. For two full years this obstruction has worked, as Republicans controlled all the levers of power.
Democrats could object from the sidelines, but their voices were muzzled. Now things are changing, and the many illegalities of the Trump administration are rapidly coming into focus. This is needed. But what about the actions of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the entire Republican Party, then and now?