” Because if we cave here, there is no reason for the Democrats to think we will ever stand firm at any other point.”
And forget any chance of an (R) POTUS next time. It won’t happen......”Read my lips”.
If they pull this “voting present” stunt, I look forward to hearing my Congresscritter explain to me in two years how he really is the lesser of two evils. Because if he will not stand up and be counted, he will be just as responsible.
As Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
If a Republican Congresscritter will not vote on such a clear-cut issue, it would be hard for me to include his name among the “good men”.