In the wake of the unjust firings of the Vindman brothers (because nothing says mob justice by taking your pettiness out on the whole family) and Gordon Sondland comes the by-now obligatory stenography on behalf of the feckless cowards of the GOP who, try as they might, simply cannot get Sir Twits-A-Lot to be quietly evil:
WASHINGTON — A handful of Republican senators tried to stop President Trump from firing Gordon D. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union who testified in the House impeachment hearings, but the president relieved the diplomat of his post anyway, according to people briefed on the discussions.
The senators told White House officials that Mr. Sondland should be allowed to depart on his own terms, which would have reduced any political backlash.
Among the Republicans who warned the White House was Senator Susan Collins of Maine, who, after voting to acquit Mr. Trump said she thought he had learned a lesson. Others included Senators Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Martha McSally of Arizona, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.
Collins in particular has turned deep concern with no action until well after the outcome has been determined into a grotesque art form, and thus has earned a place of dishonor here. I’m sure she’s disappointed; let’s check in with her now: