[Ed. – CNN should stick to ‘humor.’ Righteous indignation fits the network like a hat many times too big.]
Joni Ernst just gave away the game.
In the midst of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, wherein he stands accused of misusing his office to target a domestic political rival, Republicans have worked hard to justify Trump applying pressure on the Ukrainians to investigate a company affiliated with Joe Biden’s son. It was truly about stemming Ukrainian corruption, Republicans argue; it had nothing to do with Trump trying to undermine the elder Biden, who he saw as a likely 2020 opponent.
It’s clear they’re lying. But the GOP strategy has been to stick to the usual Trump script: whatever bad, corrupt or immoral act he stands accused of — and there are a lot at this point — didn’t happen. And if it did happen, it was justified. And if it wasn’t justified, well whatever, it doesn’t matter.