QOTD: Ana Navarro

QOTD: Ana Navarro

by digby

On The Lead with Jake Tapper:

To me it feels like [Republicans] have fallen prey to a Donald Trump cult.They are ceding their loyalty not to the constitution, not to the country, not to their constituents but to this president of their party but who wasn't even a Republican until a few years ago. They' so desperate to want to play, to want to be invited to dinner at the white house that they are willing  to remain silent in the face of a president who is attacking our institutions.

I thought what James Clapper said yesterday, that our institutions are being attacked both externally and internally, was spine chilling. And it's something that we should take so seriously. This president started off by attacking the Intelligence Community. He has tweeted against judges. He has tweeted intimidation to Sally Yates on the day of her testimony. He has tweeted a veiled threat to the former FBI Director.

So I have to ask Republicans over and over again. What is it going to take for you to wake up and recognize your duty is to country and not to this one man. How far does it have to go? What does he have to do for you to wake up and speak up and do what you need to do?

That's a very good question. It's clear they aren't there yet. And one cannot help but worry that "what it will take" is something so catastrophic that it will be too late.

Update: She said this an hour before the latest info about Trump spilling secrets to the Russian ambassador broke.

I'll bet she's drinking a tall Mojito right about now.