The Politicus

GOP rep hid on toilet and clutched sword during Capitol riot, then voted 'no' on impeachment

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It’s time to allow the noble elephant, which was long ago conscripted into service as the symbol of the modern GOP, to go live on a sanctuary or something. Because we’ve found the perfect totem for today’s Republican Party: a terrified loser sitting on a toilet clutching a Civil War sword as Donald Trump’s mob descends on the Capitol fixing to tear the non-Borg limb from limb.

Deep within the bowels of a lengthy story on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s post-insurrection relationship with Donald Trump, the following little nugget appeared, and it occurred to me just how emblematic of today’s GOP one Rep. Bruce Westerman really is.