WASHINGTON—Following President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes in Syria without seeking approval from Congress, GOP lawmakers reportedly asked what they had ever done to make the commander in chief think they wouldn’t immediately knuckle under and let him bomb whomever he wishes. “Honestly, he ought to know by now that he can come to us on something like this and we’ll give him whatever he wants,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday, observing that Congress almost never fails to bow to the president’s desires, whether that means stepping aside to let his Muslim ban go forward or refusing to take up a bill that would prevent him from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “Never once did we stand up to him on any of the impulsive, wildly impractical policy ideas he floats that would harm countless Americans. So what gives? He could have requested our authorization to carpet-bomb Syria, send ground troops into Iraq, or anything, really. There’s no doubt in my mind we would have caved instantly and let him have it.” A teary-eyed McConnell went on to state that he hopes Trump understands that congressional Republicans will always be there for him, no matter what’s going on, and that he can count on them to put their country second and destroy their legacies.
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