This response by the Senate GOP was learned from Trump. The Democrats, being small “l” democrats, operate on demagoguery and intimidation. In short, they are bullies. When one stands up to bullies, good things happen. Trump’s responses to the bullying of the Democrats may lack the eloquence of a Lincoln, but he counter punches instead of cowering. Lincoln’s problem with his generals, namely McClellan, was whenever they got their noses bloodied or when he was close to victory, they’d withdraw. Finally, Mead managed a strategic victory at Gettysburg, but not because of his great generalship. If anything, it was despite his generalship. The Union managed a victory because the generals all wanted to stay a third day and finish the fight, even, perhaps especially, after horrible defeats of the second day of the battle. Mead stopped the advance of the Confederacy, but it too General Grant to lead the Union to victory and the restoration of the Republic.
Trump’s gift to the Republican party and the Republic is his example of standing up to the demagoguery and intimidation of the Democrats and giving his “generals” a chance to fight for victory. If the NeverTrumpers want to be as beneficial for the Republic as Trump has been, they should stop complaining about Trump and start finding his successor: the general Grant who can lead the Union in the restoration of the Republic.