When you ask a Republican politician if one of their own, who has called for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is fit to serve, and if they give you this mealy-mouthed type of answer, you throw them off your show. You stop the interview.
The only answer to that question is, "no, that person is committing a criminal act by calling for the execution death of the person who is second in line for the presidency." There's no other answer that can be accepted. There's no saying, "well, gosh, that's not something I have thought about" or "that's something I will have to consider going forward."
There is no shame among Republicans anymore, just a fear of what Trump will do to them. There's no concept of hypocrisy because falling out of favor with an ex-president is just too dangerous. I mean, what future does Hutchinson really have? He's never going to run for president and he's lucky to actually have a job right now. I don't even get why he's being interviewed. I guess all the other lucky ducks said no to a free TV appearance.
If you don't have the courage to answer that easy question with the only acceptable answer, get the fuck out of office right now.
There is a culture of political violence that has taken hold in this country. The Republican Party is trying to use the threat of violence to seize and hold political power. There's no other word for this. It is terrorism and nationalism wrapped up in the veil of unhinged Trumpism. We're not talking about a dingbat with nutty ideas. We're talking a living, breathing political terrorist who holds Federal office, and there is not sane country in the world where a Marjorie Taylor Greene would be allowed to show up at work if she threatened to kill one of her co-workers.
Again, Nancy Pelosi is second in line for the presidency. Why hasn't the Secret Service arrested Greene? She is a direct threat. She has committed sedition.
As the courage of elected officials like Hutchinson slips away, note that the media has already normalized the idea that a "colorful" Republican is merely one who threatens to kill people so they can inspire violence and keep their hands clean. You know that old saw, both sides do it. Well, not in this case.