National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns Education: University of Notre Dame, B.A. in American studies; University of Cambridge, M.Phil. in politics
Robert Costa is a national political reporter at The Washington Post. He joined The Post in January 2014 and covers the White House, Congress, and campaigns. He is also the moderator of "Washington Week" on PBS and a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He holds a bachelor's degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree from the University of Cambridge.
As the impeachment inquiry enters its second month, Senate Republicans are frustrated with the absence of a credible defense of President Trump and nervous about the historic reckoning that lies ahead.
Many Republicans feel far safer breaking with Trump on more distant issues of foreign policy, where the president often finds himself outside of his party’s historic positioning, than on matters that personally affect Trump.