Right now, the Republican Party is divided. There have been divisions in the past, the Tea Party perhaps being the most recent evidence of that, but the current division is even more basic than ideology. The current division is centered on loyalty, specifically loyalty to the Republican president occupying the White House.

That division is illustrated perfectly by the stances of Georgia’s two Republican senators, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue. After the president’s reported remarks calling Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries “shithole countries,” both Isakson and Perdue staked out their respective positions. 

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