How pathetic.

During a recent appearance on MSNBC, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) taunted Republicans and said that they “have stood by in silence or affirmation” out of “fear of what Trump might do politically.”

According to Breitbart, Durbin stated, “When you go to the heart of the issue of the peaceful transfer of power in the United States, you’re really questioning whether or not this nation as we know it, this constitutional creation can survive. It’s that basic.”

“What happened under Nixon is well documented, but it was a question of trying to suppress an investigation that he found embarrassing. This is much, much more,” Durbin continued. “And if it were just the ravings of this former president that we were dealing with, we could push them off to the side. But so many members of the Republican Party have stood by in silence or in affirmation of his cause that it’s worrisome. You just wonder, what’s going on in their minds? They’ve got to know better. And yet for fear of what Trump might do to them politically, they’re silent or join a chorus of support.”