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republican reactions to trump convictionWe all know that Republican politics now is largely a matter of keeping your friends close and your enemies out of office at whatever cost. In Texas, even the pretense of having principles is wearing thin. But the way some elected officials have responded to Donald Trump’s conviction on 34 felony counts—resulting from a bungled cover-up of his extramarital affair with an adult film star—is nothing short of remarkable. Nearly every prominent GOP official in the state has come to the defense of Stormy Daniels’ (alleged) paramour. More than that, some are vowing vengeance.Eight years ago, virtually the entire Republican establishment here—save for a few supporters of Rick Perry and Jeb Bush—were in lockstep behind Senator Ted Cruz. As right wing as they come, Cruz…

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