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Anonymous GOP senator likens defending Trump to 'a horror movie'

Some Republicans are spooked, but it's not because Halloween is right around the corner.

Instead, they're struggling to deal with the fallout of the House impeachment inquiry, especially when it comes to defending President Trump, The Washington Post reports. Multiple GOP senators are reportedly concerned about what the probe is doing to the party, which can't seem to break away from Trump even if its members are privately venting their frustrations about how the White House isn't providing convincing arguments against the the inquiry. "It feels like a horror movie," said one veteran Republican senator, who spoke to the Post on the condition of anonymity.

At the end of the day, though, they're mostly sticking by the president despite the reported exasperation. "They've decided that they're going to take it all grudgingly — and privately, perhaps, in disgust — but they're not going to give up the farm," said Al Cardenas, the former chair of the American Conservative Union.

But Cardenas did add that some may eventually run out of energy to come up with rebuttals in support of Trump. "It's been piling on, piling on, piling on, and I see defense fatigue on behalf of the Republicans in the Congress," he said. Read more at The Washington Post.