Trump famously claimed that he would go to Washington to “drain the swamp.” Well, his “cleanup” meant that his daughter and son-in-law would make $90 million while holding government appointments. It would allow him to steer business to his resorts. And it made possible the establishment of a Trump PAC that would raise $300 million from his supporters and be used as his personal piggy bank to pay down his debts.
The Republican Party has lost its soul and conscience. It is now a party that will do anything to remain in power, supports the most abhorrent human beings and seems aimed at objecting to every and any piece of legislation proposed by Democrats. This was the McConnell strategy against President Barack Obama, and he is rolling it out again to use on President Joe Biden.
The question is whether the Biden administration can change enough hearts and minds to do better in the next mid-term elections and – most importantly – increase its numbers in the Senate to 60 so that it is filibuster-proof.
Reginald J. Clyne is a Miami trial lawyer who has practiced in some of the largest law firms in the United States. Clyne has been in practice since 1987 and tries cases in both state and federal court. He has lived in Africa, Brazil, Honduras and Nicaragua.