Sen. Mitt Romney — the boldest truth teller in the GOP — warned the “egregious” stunt “dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic.” He called out the ambition of the plotters, and the danger of Trump calling for his supporters to surround the Capitol on Wednesday, which he said “has the predictable potential to lead to disruption, and worse.” But not once did Romney speak to the consequences of millions believing the garbage Trump has sold them for two months ahead of what will happen Wednesday. Nor did Sens. Tom Cotton or Lisa Murkowski or Roger Wicker or Mike Lee or even former House Speaker Paul Ryan. It seems they cannot come out with a simple declaration about the root of the problem, as Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan did when he said, “It concerns me that folks continue to fan the flames of misinformation for the sole purpose of wanting to flip an election.” Or as Geraldo Rivera, a Trump friend, did when he said on Fox News Monday night that Trump voters were being “fed propaganda” about election fraud.”…

The most cynical statement of all came from Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana, who, when he was considering joining Hawley, told Politico: “It’s a protest vote only. Because in my opinion there’s zero chance that anything will come from it. The House is not going to overturn and I don’t think you’ll even get close in the Senate.” Turns out Braun’s decided now he’s all in, because duping people over election results can’t be that damaging if it can’t succeed, right?

If Trump is leaving, and Republicans will break with him on Wednesday to protect the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic — which now includes their colleagues — it’s stunning that Kinzinger and Sasse are the only Republicans in Congress to address the fact that voters have been lied to on a massive scale.