Donald Trump is out of office, but not yet out of power. He still has a massive influence in the Republican Party, and with his judicial picks, especially in the Supreme Court, his single term in office could still have significant influence over American lives for generations to come. How long will this power last, and how will it end? Adam Kinzinger has some opinions on that.
The January 6th hearings continue and the Department of Justice is still, mostly behind the scenes, working through their investigation of the events surrounding that day. Peeking in from the outside, there’s not much to see — we’ve watched them hit people with charges for being part of the mob that attacked the Capitol Building, and for being a part of the planning, and we’ve seen some subpoenas served for individuals associated with the fake elector scheme, but so far, Donald Trump doesn’t seem to have been touched, nor do those closest to him.
What’s the endpoint in everything? Will there ever be charges? Will Trump run for office again, and will he succeed? How long will it take before the entire country doesn’t seem to be affected by his actions?
Representative Kinzinger isn’t giving a lot of short-term predictions, but he has one for the somewhat longer-term: he believes Trump has less than a decade before nobody in the country will ever admit to having supported him.
GOP Rep. Kinzinger tells @GStephanopoulos that “in about 10 years, there's not going to have been a single Trump supporter that exists anywhere in the country.”See Also
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“What does history say in five or ten years? I can guarantee, or get about as close as I can to guaranteeing, that in about ten years there’s not going to have been a single Trump supporter that exists anywhere in the country. It’s like Nixon. There were a lot of people that supported Nixon, until he was out of office, then everybody was like, no, nobody supported Nixon.”
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