The party that couldn't find the courage to stand up to Gingrich's anti-intellectual nihilism got captured by the Tea Party.
The party that couldn't find the courage to stand up to the Tea Party's anti-intellectual populism got captured by Trump.
The party that lacks the courage to stand up to Trump's anti-intellectual racism is on track to get captured by QAnon.
Do not look to them for courage. Do not look to them for leadership. This is the result of a 30 year process that has selected for anti-intellectual obedience. They are who they are.
The American people are better. Thats why the @GOP can't win democratic elections. Their power comes only from those institutions that do not reflect the popular will. (Senate, Electoral College, and if they get their way, SCOTUS)
So don't lose faith in America. But we must bring to account every single @GOP official who contributed to this moment. Our 244 year experiment is on the ballot this election, because defending democracy has become partisan.