It has taken them long enough, but a steady stream of Republican senators is starting to hold up the white flag on the departure of Donald Trump, albeit on grainy videos without actually daring to wave the flag.
Both Politico and The Hill have begun reporting that the tide is turning for Republicans. Their headlines in the past day were definitive:
Politico: “Republicans start to relent: ‘It looks like it will be President Biden’”
The Hill: “Republican start turning the page on Trump Era”
Between them, the two websites name-checked seven Republican senators who newly have become emboldened enough to flirt with actual reality without the use of one of those voice disguises that Mafia informants favor in TV interviews.