ICYMI: From The New York Times: In Private, Republicans Admit They Acquitted Trump Out of Fear

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sen. Brown was a featured speaker at the Kentucky State AFL-CIO's biennial convention last October.

One journalist remarked to me, “How in the world can these senators walk around here upright when they have no backbone?”

By SHERROD BROWN

Mr. Brown is a Democratic senator from Ohio.

In the United States Senate, like in many spheres of life, fear does the business.

Think back to the fall of 2002, just a few weeks before that year’s crucial midterm elections, when the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq was up for a vote. A year after the 9/11 attacks, hundreds of members of the House and the Senate were about to face the voters of a country still traumatized by terrorism.

Senator Patty Murray, a thoughtful Democrat from Washington State, still remembers “the fear that dominated the Senate leading up to the Iraq war.”

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