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Dilemma

Check out this video of Elizabeth Warren walking through an airport:

She isn’t entitled to Secret Service protection until she’s a nominee, right? Isn’t that decision in the hands of the US Treasury Department? And isn’t that Steve Mnuchin’s department?

So, what are the chances she’ll get a secret service detail? Will she need to hire bodyguards? (I think the answer is yes). These questions pertain to all of the presidential candidates but Warren has been particularly straightforward on impeachment.

She’s a fighter and she can handle typical campaign incidences, I’m sure. But I do have to wonder if Trump sees this video and brings it up at one of his rallies, along with the suggestion that if she’s going to vote to undo an election of his fearless leaderness, she’s asking for some pretty strong reactions.

He’s looking for a Fort Sumter.

More on the “Lost Cause” narrative from the New Republic:

What we’re witnessing is the birth of a lost-cause mythology for the Trump presidency. His supporters are being told that if he is impeached and removed from office, it won’t be due to the fact he violated his oath of office by inviting foreign governments to interfere in the American democratic process. His downfall will instead be precipitated by a shadowy cabal of partisan Democrats, bent on  overthrowing him—and American democracy, by proxy—through corrupt and illegitimate means. The risk here, as with the original Lost Cause narrative, is that it will encourage far-right groups to assault and murder Trump’s political opponents.

That risk is well-established. On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections last year, more than a dozen pipe bombs were mailed to frequent targets of Trump’s criticism: the Obama and Clinton families, multiple Democratic members of Congress, other liberal officials and donors, and the news network CNN. The FBI soon arrested Cesar Sayoc, a vocal Trump supporter who often distributed pro-Trump conspiracy theories on social media. Trump himself initially condemned Sayoc’s actions. Then he wrote that the mainstream media was responsible for “a very big part of the anger we see today in our society” and had to “clean up its act, FAST!”