Or Democrats in general. The first target will be ‘disloyal’ Republicans–those Republicans who opposed Trump like Ann Navaro, Mitt Romney, some Republican office holders. By attack, I don’t simply mean the Right Wing Puke Funnel–though that will be an essential ingredient to ‘legitimize’ this–but using the power of government in various ways to silence them. If the Nixon Administration is any guide, there will also be outright lawbreaking, though hopefully, not a Night of the Long Knives or other violence.
As galling as this may be (and, to me, it is), if anti-Trump Republicans are faced with bullshit attacks, we must defend them. This is no longer about awful policies, but preventing authoritarianism.
Schadenfreude is no longer a luxury we can afford.