Originally Posted by Emily's Cat
The metaphor understander has logged on.
The Republican apparatchiks that made Trump's disastrous administration possible should carry the shameful reputation for the rest of their careers. Reputation is the primary currency of politicians, and we shouldn't allow these ghouls to try to weasel their way out of the part they played in the last 4 years of disaster for our country.
AOC made the reasonable suggestion that attempts by Republicans to whitewash their involvement with the Trump machine should be resisted. This has been interpreted by the reasonable right that Trump voters are going to be sent to gulags.