Profiles in Courage: Senate Republicans cower in fear publicly while privately trashing Trump

In the wake of Donald Trump’s recent rants against Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, that later prompted Corker to say that Trump’s words could lead this country “on the path to World War III,” his fellow Republican senators have been conspicuously silent. But fear not, they have a good reason:

Their goal? To avoid alienating Trump’s base ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — and to keep some hope alive that they can achieve a legislative victory before the end of the year.


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