When Donald Trump became a politician in 2015, it should have been clear to the Republican party who he really was. As a businessman, he had left a trail of destruction, stiffing contractors and turning his back on partners.
Since he left office, every move made by Donald Trump has been calculated. And the former President has a clear goal; stay in control of the Republican party.
Most GOP members have shown that they’re desperate for Trump’s approval. And that’s probably the right move. The former President’s endorsement will go a long way in most red states.
Being a Republican lawmaker in the age of Trump has been exhausting for many. And many have felt that it’s easier to just resign than to run for reelection.
In 2020, a total of 26 GOP congresspeople decided to retire. And so far, 5 GOP senators have announced that they will step down rather seeking reelection in 2022.
In the summer of 2020, Marjorie Taylor Greene won the Republican primary for Georgia’s 14th District. This essentially made her a shoe-in to win a seat in the House of Representatives as the district is deep red.
The Republican map looks favorable in 2022. And in normal years, the party that doesn’t hold the White House typically does well in the mid-terms election. So the GOP has high hopes for their chances to retake power in two years.