During this January’s impeachment hearing, 7 Republican senators voted to convict Donald Trump. If 10 chose to do so, Trump would have been prevented from running for office again in the future.
The bottom line is that the former president doesn’t care about the party or its future at all. All he really cares about is his ego and his power. So it was no surprise that Trump threatened on Wednesday night that Republicans wouldn’t vote in 2022 or 2024 if GOP lawmakers didn’t support the big lie.
The former president wrote in a statement:
“Why isn’t the January 6th Unselect Committee of partisan hacks studying the massive Presidential Election Fraud, which took place on November 3rd and was the reason that hundreds of thousands of people went to Washington to protest on January 6th? Look at the numbers now being reported on the fraud, which we now call the “Really Big Lie.” You cannot study January 6th without studying the reason it happened, November 3rd. But the Democrats don’t want to do that because they know what took place on Election Day in the Swing States, and beyond. If we had an honest media this Election would have been overturned many months ago, but our media is almost as corrupt as our political system!”
Most elections these days are partisan and close. Even if a small percentage of Republicans fail to vote in the 2022 midterms, it can have a big effect. It will be interesting to see which Republicans continue to support Trump and which ones speak out against him.
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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.