GOP embraces Trump as never before with anti-impeachment

  • Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., talks on the phone as the House of Representatives debates impeaching President Donald Trump on two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — House Republicans’ unbroken opposition to impeachment is their most unapologetic embrace of President Donald Trump yet, binding them to a president whose loyalty from his party’s core conservative voters is matched only by his opponents’ loathing for him.