Despite him overseeing the loss of the White House, Senate and Congress, the GOP will keep Donald Trump as their party’s figurehead. It’s a risky proposition considering he incited and insurrection on the US Capitol following his election loss.
While most presidents spend their first year out of office under the radar, that hasn’t been the case for Donald Trump. The former president, desperate for adulation, is again holding political rallies.
Prior to the insurrection that he helped ignite, Josh Hawley was considered a rising star in the Republican party. And to have a future in today’s GOP is to support Donald Trump.
Hawley made the decision to support Trump’s election fight despite the complete lack of evidence. And when the attack on the US Capitol occurred, many pointed their finger directly at the Missouri senator.
The congresspeople and senators who are helping Donald Trump fight the election results know the president lost. They also know that there is no pathway forward. For the majority of them, this is being done with an eye towards their political futures.