In the aftermath of the 2020 Election, the Capitol riot, and the left’s second impeachment, numerous Republicans have turned their backs on Trump. That includes House members like Liz Cheney. Senators like Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Mitch McConnell. And even former allies like former AG William Barr and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
It seems like these “Republicans in Name Only” are reverting back to their old ways, placating the D.C. swamp to save their own skins. They so quickly rejected a man who held the party together, protected conservative values, and fought against crooked Democrats. Without Trump, there might not be a Republican Party. Yet many in D.C. would like to pretend he was never president.
Lindsey Graham does not agree. He recently spoke with Trump and discussed the 2022 election. And he commented on the trend among his colleagues to bash the former president, in order to protect their own careers. Put bluntly, he made it clear the GOP will not survive without Trump’s help.
“[M]itch McConnell was indispensable for President Trump in getting the judges on the court, getting a major tax cut through a very narrow Senate majority. But what I would say to Senator McConnell: I know that Trump can be a handful, but he is the most dominant figure in the Republican Party. We don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of taking the majority without Donald Trump. If you don’t get that, you’re just not looking. He was a hell of a president on all of the things that conservatives really believe in. It was a consequential presidency.” [Source: Breitbart]
Graham was reminding McConnell and other Republicans that Trump is still remarkably popular among conservatives. He won 75,000,000 (real) votes, after all. His approval within the party continues to soar, while swamp things like Mitch are watching their approval sink. Graham is saying the GOP needs Trump’s help if they hope to retake Congress.
You can easily see why. With Trump’s endorsements and support (perhaps even appearances at rallies), the GOP can muster up unprecedented enthusiasm for the 2022 Midterms. They are only a few seats away from recapturing the House. And with the Senate a 50/50 split, it would be even easier to retake it, as well.
Republicans have much riding on the next two years. All they really need to do is let Joe Biden implode on himself, as his decisions reck havoc with the U.S. economy. Then, with Trump’s help, they can clean up in the Midterms (provided state Republicans actually fix their broken election systems).
For McConnell and other RINOs not to see that is staggering. But maybe they do see it, but don’t care. Maybe they aren’t interested in the GOP retaking Congress? Maybe they want the Democrats to run this country into the ground?
If that’s the case, it would be pretty sad, wouldn’t it?