In Interviews, Republicans Claim They Don’t Care How History Remembers Them
It is likely that many Americans are left wondering how Republicans can continue to defend President Donald Trump’s outlandish and troubling behavior without worrying about their legacies — but according to their own interviews, some Republicans could not care less what history makes of them.
HuffPost rounded up a few comments from GOP lawmakers who have indicated they are not worried about anything.
"I don't care how I'm remembered," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told the publication, adding that he has not given it a "second's thought." Instead, the former wrestler is more concerned about Democrats attempting to impeach the president with what he sees as no evidence: “I care that the American people elected this guy president, he’s doing a great job, and [the Democrats] have zero facts on their side to remove this guy from office.”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) expressed little concern over his legacy as well, telling HuffPost that "historical commentary will be about the process more than the individuals.”
Likewise, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said, “History writes itself.”
“The person who decides what history is gonna say about him is a fool,” he added.
But one congressman HuffPost spoke with was less nonchalant about the prospects of Republicans being remembered poorly.
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), himself a former history teacher, said the notion that history will remember what Republicans do in this moment assumes “that we’re going to survive in this country long enough to have a history.”
On a more serious note, however, Bishop told the publication that he believes in doing the right thing “and everything else will take care of itself.”