America’s Disappearing Foreign Policy
Illustration by Alex Nabaum
What’s happening to the GOP’s global affairs brain trust?
As of early March, 39 Republican members of the House and four senators had already indicated they would retire or resign before Congress begins a new session next year—and there may be more. This isn’t particularly noteworthy; waves of retirements often happen two years into a new presidency. But it is significant which Republicans are leaving, and their departure tells an important story about the state of the American right.