Saletan: ‘A Party That Has Become a Platform for Autocrats – and Is Ready for Its Next Master’

William Saletan at Slate.com: “Together, these statements from 10 of the most powerful Republicans in Congress—five in the Senate, five in the House—show that authoritarian corruption has permeated the party’s power structure. No Republican in leadership is willing to challenge the former president’s lies about the election. Every Republican in leadership is determined to bury the investigation of his coup attempt.

“The story of the Trump presidency and its aftermath is no longer the story of one failed tyrant. It’s the story of a party that has become a platform for autocrats—and is ready for its next master.”

As we noted in July, “The simple definition of fascism is that it’s a structure (like a political party) or method (like overturning a free election) for attaining totalitarian power. It’s time to accept that this is what we’re up against.”

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