The secondary and previously considered most robust guardrails the framers of the Constitution put in place are at best wobbly. The United States is in a serious crisis.
When it is brought to the attention of the Republican Legislators their primary duty is to exercise oversight on the executive branch, they shrug and walk away; when the constituents are made aware their support for Legislators who have refused to uphold the Constitution is part of the problem, they laugh it off and walk away. Most accuse Democrats of playing politics.
We must here acknowledge that the framers of the Constitution could not foresee this problem, that all the members of a political Party – Legislators and constituents alike – would abandon the most important aspect of the document: to protect the country from all enemies, foreign and domestic.