Donald Trump and the Republican party did everything they could to prevent an investigation into January 6th. They could not prevent it, though, and now things are going quite bad for the former President.
With no hope to avoid the fallout from the hearing, Trump is now desperate to distract from it. According to the New York Times, he may do so by announcing that he will again run for President.
The report notes that while many within the party may be excited about the move, many others will not. The Republicans had strong momentum going into the midterms, but they are already struggling with GOP resistance to gun control and the radically Conservative Supreme Court.
Trump is also worried about losing his grip on the GOP. Michael Bender, Reid Epstein, and Maggie Haberman write:
“Rather than humble Mr. Trump, the developments have emboldened him to try to reassert himself as the head of the party, eclipse damaging headlines and steal attention from potential rivals, including Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, a rising favorite of donors and voters. Republicans close to Mr. Trump have said he believes a formal announcement would bolster his claims that the investigations are politically motivated.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.