Going wobbly will not serve GOP legislators

Shortly after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the incident that triggered America's first war in the Middle East, the U.N. Security Council approved a resolution allowing Western naval forces operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce an economic embargo against the Iraqi strongman, in the hope a blockade would force Saddam to withdraw. As he mulled over the potential consequences, President George H.W. Bush got some advice from British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. "This is no time to go wobbly, George," Thatcher told Bush.

It's too bad Lady Thatcher isn't around to offer some contemporary Republicans the same advice.

In recent days, as Congress took its first recess of the year, GOP lawmakers have become surrogates for hostile crowds at home that are intent on venting their anger at President Donald Trump's actions and agenda. That is, at least the ones who show up.


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