Anti-Trump Republicans like Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney would have you believe that, behind closed doors, their colleagues are against Donald Trump. In public, though, very few GOP members are wiling to speak out against the former president.
Ever since she was a student at Harvard, Elise Stefanik was expected to do big things. She joined the Bush White House right after graduation and worked various jobs in the former president’s administration.
Former Republican representative Barbara Comstock, who once represented the state of Virginia, defended Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) amid a push within the party to oust her from her position as conference chair because she called out former President Donald Trump for his baseless falsehoods about the 2020 general election.
Many GOP lawmakers made no secret of their support for Donald Trump. This was obvious when 147 Republican congresspeople voted to overturn November’s election results.
But some elected officials stood out for their sheer sycophancy towards Trump. And one the top of that list is Matt Gaetz. The Florida congressman may have been embarrassed when Trump called him “Rick” at a rally, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing everything to support the ex-President.