Sorry, Ex-Trumpers, There Is No ‘Team Normal’ for the GOP

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Some of Trump’s most prominent enablers have recently tried to show something resembling a human spine as they try to distance themselves from an ongoing, concentrated, right-effort to overturn the 2020 election. Even though most of these ex-Trumpers will fail up in their careers—as is often the case in Washington, D.C.—it’s important for the rest of us to recognize them as utterly complicit actors who deserve to wear that MAGA hat on their heads until the end of time.

A case in point is Bill Stepien, Trump’s former campaign manager, who told the Jan. 6 committee this week that he was part of “Team Normal” faction surrounding the 45th president, so-named because they believed (correctly) that Trump had lost the 2020 election. Stepian separated himself from “Team Crazy,” led by an allegedly inebriated Rudy Giuliani, who is said to have coaxed Trump into pursuing the “bullshit” claim that he actually won the election.

Did Stepien ever resign or proactively warn the authorities or the press about this utterly brazen, illegal coup? Of course not. Perhaps he should wear a shirt for “Team Complicit.”

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