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Michael Flynn’s abrupt resignation from the National Security Council has reignited a controversy that has followed Donald Trump since he was elected president, with scores of Democrats calling for a special investigation into his administration’s possible ties to the Kremlin. But with a few notable exceptions, those calls have largely fallen on deaf ears with a Republican Party that has proven time and again it is willing to accomodate scandal and disgrace so long as they don’t impede its exercise of power. One senator, Rand Paul, even suggested the matter didn’t merit further inquiry because it would require Republicans investigate a fellow Republican.
Here are ten of the more galling responses to the Flynn scandal so far.
1. Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY)
Collins, the first Congressman to endorse Trump, actuallly theorized that Valentine’s Day was responsible for the eerie silence on Capitol Hill.
“You have a man of Flynn stature resign and in his own letter saying that he misled, maybe even lied to other members of the White House, why’s everybody so quiet?” CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Collins Tuesday morning.
“Well, it’s Valentine’s Day, and I guess they’re having breakfast with their wives,” Collins reasoned. “Really, all I can say is, I’m sorry to see General Flynn go. I don’t know the details of what transpired. I do know General Flynn, I know that he’s a very…