Danny Westneat: 'Close to brainwashed:' What happened to the GOP under Trump?

What, in the world, just happened in the Republican Party? “A lot of people in the party have been close to brainwashed, it seems to me,” says a former Republican congressman, Rod Chandler. “I hardly recognize it anymore.” On Monday, Chandler signed a letter along with 25 former GOP U.S. House and Senate members calling for President Donald Trump to be impeached in the wake of the Capitol insurrection. He used to represent Washington’s 8th Congressional District (Seattle’s Eastside suburbs), and I called him because he’s a lifelong Republican I got to know well when I was a reporter back in th…

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