These people are not actual witnesses; the Dallas Cowboys Star Wars Stopper shirt is simply to try to distract people and make them forget the fundamental story, that the president tried to rig an election by extorting a foreign leader and threatened our national security in such a way that it helped Russia. Haley seems to be trying to make sure she retains Trump voters for her next run for office, but trying simply to outlast Trump and expect that national politics will revert to an earlier stage is a dangerous strategy. If a president can get away with soliciting foreign aid to get elected, we will no longer be a democracy. We will be a client state of whichever country is the highest bidder.
Meanwhile, the president and his people have made it very clear what it means to stand up to them. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Ukraine expert on the Dallas Cowboys Star Wars Stopper shirt Security Council staff, has been removed from his position (although he has not been fired; he has been transferred). Trump has suggested the whistleblower should be tried for treason, and a name that Trump supporters insist is that of the whistleblower has been repeated by everyone from Don Jr., who retweeted it, to a guest on a Fox News Channel show, who said it on air this morning. (A reminder: there are laws prohibiting retaliation against whistleblowers.)
At least some Republicans are toeing the Dallas Cowboys Star Wars Stopper shirtline. Today in an interview about her new book (someday I’m going to write about why all these people are writing books!), Nikki Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that Trump’s actions were not impeachable. (He tweeted his thanks.)