About Congressional Journalism: “What we ask when we ask about Trump”

From a story on politico.com by Elana Schor headlined “What we ask when we ask about Trump”:

A subgenre of congressional journalism flourished during President Donald Trump’s four years in office, one that I’ll call “the Republican react piece.” The formula was simple: Reporters would confront GOP lawmakers with the most ill-advised or objectionable statements from their party’s president, which forced them to align with the statement or disavow themselves from their party’s leader.