John Quincy Adams

GOP should choose country before party

GOP should choose country before party

A small number of Republican senators soon face a "profile in courage" challenge as President Donald Trump and his clique of advisers run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution, its guarantees and the national interest of the American people.

Through the recent ban on entry to the U.S. by refugees and many Muslims, the undermining of traditional American alliances, the continued insults on the nation's intelligence community (not to mention intelligence), and the effort to intimidate a free press, Mr. Trump and his acolytes are acting as if they have dictatorial power.

If these trends continue, moderate Republican senators, as many as 10, will have to put the country's...