When Joe Biden was running for president, he promised to use executive action to help with the gun problem in America. While he was initially focused on vaccines and the economy, he got around to the issue on Wednesday night.
During the Trump presidency, Republicans had a very slim majority. And they used that majority to push through the things they wanted. Taxes were cut and Supreme Court Justices were placed with no care about bi-partisanship.
This year saw both Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene were elected to congress. Prior to that, Republican voters had elected people like Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar and Marsha Blackburn to office.
When Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election, the Republican party took a hard took at what went wrong. They decided that they GOP would be better served by seeking the votes of Latino and Black Americans.
Senators recently voted on Joe Biden‘s relief plan. The bill was enormously popular with support from 70% of Americans and more than half of the country’s Republicans.
Still, 0% of GOP senators decided to support the bill. But according to Nancy Pelosi, they’ll be more than happy to take credit for the package when it works.
Donald Trump often talks about how much winning he does and will continue to do. And while he won the election in 2016, he did not win the popular vote. Hillary Clinton did and she did so by nearly 3 million votes.
Donald Trump has been beneficial to Alex Jones’ career. Not only did the former president provide Jones with countless story ideas, he even appeared on InfoWars when he was seeking the Republican nomination.
Donald Trump would very much like to be the future of the Republican party. He certainly has a lot of support. 43 senators just voted to acquit him during his impeachment trial. Over 150 congresspeople decided to join in on his election fight.
Mitch McConnell doesn’t want Donald Trump to have anything to do with his party anymore. Trump was useful for a while. Wealthy people got a huge tax break and there are 3 new Conservative Supreme Court Justices.
In 2018, Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson made fun of Dan Crenshaw’s eye-patch during a spot on Weekend Update. Weeks later, Davidson apologized to Crenshaw on the show.
Crenshaw used the moment to talk about how people of differing political parties could still get along. Since then, the Texas Congressman has regularly engaged in Twitter feuds and promoted lies via his feed.
Donald Trump has never let any slight, perceived or real, go unanswered. And this wasn’t just during his presidency, but during his entire business career.
So when Mitch McConnell blasted the 45th president on Saturday, Trump was itching to reply. The former president was reportedly so mad that he had be talked out of including a crack about McConnell’s chins.
Donald Trump wields an enormous amount of power over the Republican party. The power doesn’t stem from his ability as a politician or his oration abilities. The GOP cedes power to Donald Trump because his supporters are incredibly fervent.
Openly racist politicians have been successful in the past. George Wallace, who openly endorsed segregation, received nearly 10 million votes as a third party candidate in the 1968 presidential election.
Over the last week, a few GOP lawmakers have been willing to call out Marjorie Taylor-Greene. The criticism came from the usual suspects, Adam Kinzinger and Mitt Romney.
The party leadership, though, had largely stayed silent on the matter. That is until Mitch McConnell blasted the Georgia congresswoman in a Monday night statement.
Last week, videos emerged of Marjorie Taylor-Greene harassing student activists and hinting that Nancy Pelosi should be executed. This wasn’t new behavior from the QAnon believing, conspiracy theory spouting congresswoman.
There are plenty of Republicans who love Donald Trump and always want him to be a part of their party. Then there are other Republicans who absolutely despise him and have done everything in their power to stop him.
In June of last year, Facebook videos emerged of Marjorie Taylor Greene making racist comments. A spokesperson for Kevin McCarthy said, “these comments are appalling, and Leader McCarthy has no tolerance for them.” Minority Whip Steve Scalise took it a step further, throwing his support behind Greene’s primary opponent.
Many Republicans would like to see themselves as fiscally conservative people who stand for limited government. But that hasn’t been the image of the GOP in the Trump era.
When people think about the party of Trump they picture groups like the Proud Boys. Or militia groups bringing machine guns to the Michigan Capitol. If the GOP wants to remain a political power, Karl Rove recently argued, they must disavow the Proud Boys, QAnon and militia groups.
For the last four years, Mitch McConnell has taken advantage of Donald Trump’s power. The Senate Majority Leader has been able to push through 3 Conservative Supreme Court Justices and pass a major tax cut.
Few are more clued into the thinking in DC than Jake Sherman. So it was quite notable that he recently told Mediate that Mitch McConnell and his allies in the senate are “seriously considering impeachment.”