So should McQueary, who is actually the most gutless in not telling police what he witnessed.
It is hard to believe there is any other outcome for our gutless political system than to choose the second way out.
"cowardly," 1900, from gut (n.) in the figurative "spirit" sense (see guts) + -less. Literal sense is from c.1600. Related: Gutlessly.
Cowardly; feeble; chicken (1915+)