Headlined “GOP rising extra detached to Trump controversies as election nears,” the piece outlines the ho-hum reactions — and worse — from Republican senators to President Donald Trump’s ongoing (and worsening) norm-busting.In response to questions on Trump’s admission that he had “downplayed” the virus to the general public — which he instructed The Washington Publish’s Bob Woodward on tape — here’s what a number of the senators mentioned:* “No. It is pretend information.” — Georgia’s Sen. Kelly Loeffler* “You guys are terrible.” — Arizona’s Sen. Martha McSally* “Not proper now.” — Iowa’s Sen. Joni ErnstUh, what? Let’s begin with Loeffler. What, precisely, is “pretend information” about Trump, ON TAPE, telling Woodward, “I needed to all the time play it down” and “I nonetheless like taking part in it down, as a result of I do not need to create a panic.”Or what about McSally? No matter whether or not Raju and Barrett are “terrible” — which they don’t seem to be — what does that must do with the query she was requested? (HINT: It has nothing to do with it.)As for Ernst, nicely, is she actually THAT busy that she could not cease to reply a query concerning the a) dominant problem within the nation and b) statements made by the chief of her social gathering?The Level: Elected officers — of each events — have a accountability to reply questions requested of them by reporters. Not doing so is an abdication of that accountability.