- GOP leaders are trapped by enthusiasm for Trump and resistance to hearings on Supreme Court, writes David Axelrod
- After tolerating nativism and birtherism and promising obstruction for 7½ years, GOP elite is reaping the whirlwind, he says
David Axelrod is CNN's senior political commentator and host of the podcast "The Axe Files." He was senior adviser to President Barack Obama and chief strategist for the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Trapped on all sides.