Feb. 17, 2017 12:06 AM

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Times-Picayune columnist Bob Mann spares little in his dressing-down of Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation, which in the face of the calamity that is Donald John Trump, has remained smugly silent.

The flat-out lies, boasts of sexual assault, racism, xenophobia and misogyny — not to mention the paralytic, dysfunctional first month in office, which Trump yesterday in an epically bizarre 70-minute press conference characterized as “a fine-tuned machine” — seem to matter little to our GOP reps in Congress, who appear to be more worried about offending Trump and his maleficent minions than demonstrating a shred of independent thought.

From his column today:

If the Republican members of Louisiana's congressional delegation created a new D.C. Mardi Gras organization, we could call it the Krewe of Deilos. This ancient Greek word for fear and cowardice is the perfect moniker for the Congress of the chicken-hearted who cower before Donald Trump.

Cowardice is apparently what prevents Republican "leaders" like House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and four other Louisiana GOP House members from voicing public concerns about shocking behavior by Trump and his staff.

Read the full column here.


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