Karrin Vasby Anderson is professor of communication studies at Colorado State University, where she teaches courses in rhetoric, political communication, and gender and communication. She is the current editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech, published by the National Communication Association.
This commentary originally appeared in The Conversation. After the FBI completed a lawful search of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Aug. 8, 2022, conservative politicians responded with one of three strategies: silence, circumspection and attack. Many responses echoed Trump’s own framing of the search. In his Aug. 8 message he claimed his residence […]