In the beginning, most Republican lawmakers were very resistant to Donald Trump and his political style. Even after he became the party’s 2016 nominee, GOP officials were still willing to speak out against him. But once he became president, almost no Republican was willing to stand against him no matter what he did.
And while Trump was voted out of office, he will likely remain a thorn in the party’s side. He is reportedly plotting a 2024 run, making sure the GOP remains the Party of Trump. Writing for the Daily Beast, Rick Wilson says that Republicans deserve all the pain, humiliation and (potential) jail time that goes along with supporting the 45th president.
The Lincoln Project member began, “The dark is rising for Trump’s sycophants, toadies and enablers. Their tough-guy acts and f*ck-your-feelings shit-talk have become a furious whine of complaints and recriminations as a toxic slurry of rage and despair has left a stinging bile in the back of their throats that won’t go away. Trump lost and they can’t spin their way past it.”
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) November 30, 2020
Wilson continued, “Remember, the Trump GOP is shorn of all ideological and philosophical pretense, and even when Trump leaves office, it’s not over. His cultists’ reign of terror will shape elected GOP members as long as he and his foul spawn walk the earth unpunished.”
The former Republican strategist closed, “Only exposure, pain, humiliation, and (inshallah) incarceration will lead to a moment of reckoning for the GOP. It should start at the top and work down from there.”
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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.