Since the 2020 Election, we’ve seen notable Republicans reveal their true colors. For four years, they had to pretend like they were on board with Donald Trump’s America First agenda. But when the winds appeared to shift, they quickly tried to throw him overboard.
We saw numerous D.C. insiders, including senators, quickly herald Joe Biden as the winner. They refused to acknowledge signs of fraud, nor back Trump’s efforts for election integrity. But things quickly got worse after January 6.
After it was clear that Congress would not step in to challenge the election, many D.C. Republicans turned on Trump. They blamed him for a riot (that increasingly appears to have been started by Antifa) and accused him for “incitement,” among other things. The worse was when a number of Republicans in the House even voted for the left’s bogus impeachment scheme.
But it’s clear these fair-weathered conservatives have not heard the last of this.
Rep. Tom Rice was the latest to feel the wrath of Trump supporters when the South Carolina state GOP voted to censure him this weekend for his vote two weeks ago supporting the House Democrats impeachment article.
“Trying to impeach a president, with a week left in his term, is never legitimate and is nothing more than a political kick on the way out the door,” state GOP Chairman Drew McKissick said after Saturday’s vote…
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., another of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, said Sunday he has been shunned by family and friends and told he was “possessed by the devil” since his vote…
Even Republicans who haven’t voted for Trump’s impeachment but have challenged his assertion there was widespread voter fraud last November are feeling the wrath. [Source: Just the News]
John Thune is facing a growing movement for primary challengers for 2022. The most notable backlash has been felt by Liz Cheney, who became the face of this anti-Trump movement. She has been slammed by her party back home, is facing a primary challenger already, and has seen opposition in the form of leading House Republican, Matt Gaetz.
None of this should come as a surprise to these Republicans. If they had an ounce of sense, they would have remembered how popular and beloved Trump is to the GOP. Hell, he won 75,000,000 votes, more than a sitting president ever has. Thousands of Americans joined him in his “Stop the Steal” rally. Clearly, plenty of Republicans are still on his side.
What could possess these House Republicans (and others) to turn on him? Is the lure of the D.C. swamp so powerful, that they’d ignore the wishes of their own supporters to appease it? Did they think voters would quickly turn on Trump, as the media pushed a narrative that he was behind the riot? (Hey, the media has been churning out countless narratives about Trump over the years, few have believed them.)
We can’t say for sure why these Republicans so quickly turned on a man who helped them win re-election. But we can say for certain, they will be feeling the backlash for a long time.