I wonder what fake news would have said if it was Trump caught on an open mike with Putin.
Libs don't care. It's like telling the mafia that they are the Mafia. They don't flinch until you pose a threat or have them cornered. Using laws, the Constitution or basic ethics to convince them is futile. They only respond to one thing. Not winning elections or culture wars.
If you want civility from the Democrat Party, you must do everything they say or dismantle them politically.