I have written before about my belief that the difference between a conservative and a liberal is that liberals have a social conscious that is lacking in most conservatives. We are seeing that played out right now. Here is the case I am making.
Conservatives didn't say anything when Trump called Mexicans rapist and murderers because they didn't know any Mexicans
Conservatives didn't say anything when Trump talked about physically assaulting women because Trump hadn't assaulted anyone they knew.
Conservatives didn't say anything when Trump tried to ban Muslims from entering the United States because they didn't know any Muslims.
Conservatives didn't say anything when Trump ordered children separated from their parents and put them in cages because they didn't know any of these families.
Conservatives didn't say anything when he dismissed the seriousness of the COVID virus because they didn't know anyone who died of the virus.
But when Trump-provoked mobs attacked the Capitol and threatened their lives that was finally a bridge too far. Now it wasn't "others" it was "them." Suddenly they feel the need to address the tyranny of Trump. Once this situation passes don't expect them to have any "profiles in courage" social conscience moments. Developing a social conscience on your deathbed is a life of wasted opportunities.