I think the majority of Americans are mystified.
We had this happen before, with Senator Joseph McCarthy, who terrified my mom and controlled the senate with his conspiracy theories and awful personal attacks.
A legendary freshman Senator from Maine stood up to him in a speech on conscience and has been forever hailed as being on the right side of history. He is remembered as one of the darkest figures in American history.
Maybe that’s the way this story goes in the future. 🙏