Ted Cruz was one of the first members of the resistance against Donald Trump. The Texas senator finished 2nd to Trump during the 2016 nomination race. The competition between the two of them was contentious with Trump belittling Cruz’s wife and making wild accusations about his father.
Meghan McCain‘s father John McCain was one of the most revered Republicans of his day. He was often referred to as a Maverick due to his willingness to buck the party line.
Liz Cheney attempted to be a post-Trump maverick back in January of this year. And for voting her conscience, she has been pilloried by the Republican party.
Now that Donald Trump is out of office, many members of the GOP are focused on making sure the worst aspects of his presidency are forgotten about. They want to keep in the good graces of his voters, of course, but they also want to move the party forward.
Donald Trump really, really wants to stay in control of the Republican party. And he’s doing everything he can to do so. If a GOP lawmaker speaks out against him, he finds a primary opponent for them. And he has powerful backers in his corner like Kevin McCarthy, Lindsey Graham and the entire Fox News network.
Senate Republicans expressed their opposition to President Joe Biden‘s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan in an internal memo, referring to it as a “partisan slush fund” and characterizing it as unnecessary and wasteful, a sign that things are back to normal as Republicans pretend to care about government spending despite the exorbitant price tag during the Trump era when at least one chamber of Congress was always under GOP control.
So far, American citizens have been getting vaccinated at an amazing rate. Joe Biden has completely smashed his initial inoculation goals. And this week it was announced that one quarter of Americans are now fully vaccinated.
For the last year, Donald Trump has minimized the risk of contracting COVID-19. The former president even fell ill with the virus in October of 2020. Trump had a bad case of the illness, much worse than his Doctors revealed to the public.
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.
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.
Today began a battle between Republicans and Democrats over the impeachment of Donald Trump. The impeachment managers on the left started the proceedings with a powerful video and an emotional speech from Jamie Raskin.
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.
For the last 4 years, Republicans had control of the Senate and the White House. They ruthlessly used that power pushing though a big tax cut and 3 Supreme Court justices.
Now that the shoe is on the other foot, though, Republicans are pleading for unity. Joe Biden‘s first major goal is pushing through a COVID-19 stimulus package.
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.
Early last year, an impeachment vote was held in the House. While the measure passed, no Republicans voted to impeach Donald Trump.
Today was a different story. All Democratic members of Congress voted to impeach Trump and they were joined by 10 GOP lawmakers.
There are more Democrats than there are Republicans. This is not only borne out in the number of registered voters. Democrats have consistently won presidential elections by wide margins.
The thing that has allowed Republicans to take office despite losing popular votes is the electoral college. There have been frequent calls for Democrats to abolish the practice. The GOP, unsurprisingly, is against this.
George Conway had been a Republican his entire life when Donald Trump came around. His wife Kellyanne, of course, became a key member of Team Trump.
Trump, however, was too much for Conway to stomach and he’s done everything he can to get him out of office. This includes becoming a founding member of the Lincoln Project.
Control of the United States senate will come down to a Georgia special election in early January. Republicans have traditionally fair well in Georgia’s special elections and David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are incumbents.
When the first round of stimulus checks came out, Donald Trump wanted to make Americans think that they actually came from him. His gigantic signature was emblazoned on each payment sent.
The second stimulus check will go out while Trump is still in office. This payment will be half the amount that the first was, only coming in at $600. The lesser amount is due to a furious fight put up by Republicans lawmakers.