The only honorable thing for Dean Heller to do is announce he will not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate.
I say this reluctantly, because after the humiliating manner in which Heller debased himself like a groveling sycophant while Trump blustered and bullied Heller over lunch, Heller’s chances of winning reelection are twofold: slim, and fat. And I want him to lose.
TRUMP to HELLER: "Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?" pic.twitter.com/LFiwuEY693
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) July 19, 2017
But be that as it may, announcing he is not seeking reelection would be the honorable thing to do, s’all I’m saying.
On the bright side, from an electoral standpoint, there’s no reason to think Heller will do the honorable thing.
Instead of laughing like an idiot, Heller might have turned to Trump while the cameras were on and said something along the lines of “I have a responsibility to do what I think is best for the people of Nevada, and if that means displeasing you, Mr. President, that’s a risk I’m willing to take and a price I’m willing to pay.” Trump’s chiding presented Heller with not only an opportunity to stand up for himself and his state. Trump’s boorish, thuggish ignorance demanded it.
Standing up to Trump would have been the honorable thing to do. And presented that opportunity, Heller giggled like a coward.