I say to Donald Trump: take responsibility.
Rise to the dignity of the office instead of hiding behind your Twitter account.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) November 15, 2016
I know, I know — because we sure as hell can’t count on the Republicans, and that was true long before Lord Smallgloves became President-Elect. At least there’s some comfort in knowing that someone will step up. From the Washington Post:
Justice Sonia Sotomayor reacted carefully to Donald Trump’s election Tuesday night, saying that the country can’t afford for a president to fail and, also, “we can’t afford to despair.”
Sotomayor was cautious in answering a question from Bill Press, a liberal commentator and talk show host who interviewed her at the Hill Center on Capitol Hill.
Press said he needed to address the “800-pound gorilla in the room” and asked Sotomayor: “Are you in any way apprehensive about what happened in this nation last Tuesday?”
“I’m going to demur from answering that question that way,” said Sotomayor, 62, a liberal nominated by President Obama in 2009. “I will answer it in a different way, which is I think that this is the time where every good person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing.”…
“But we can’t afford to despair, and we can’t afford to give up our pursuing of values that we and others have fought so hard to achieve. And so for me, this is a challenge. So I’m going to continue doing what I think is the right thing. That’s the challenge we all have to face.”…
Apart from steeling ourselves, what’s on the agenda for the evening?