Trump Is Going To Cost Republicans The House
House Republicans have lined up behind Trump before his indictment and it is going to cost them in 2024.
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House Republicans Are Making A Big Mistake
House Republicans have done a great deal in a short period of time to put their four-seat majority in jeopardy. They have passed bills that would protect wealthy and corporate tax cheats, advanced anti-choice legislation, and have been relentless in calling for cuts or changes to programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
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However, what they are doing at their policy retreat this week could be their biggest mistake.
The extent to which House Republicans are backing Trump has been necksnapping. Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s conference has been the base of Trump’s support among elected officials. And now they are using the powers afforded to them as the majority to back the former president.
Jordan, one of the former president’s staunchest allies, said Bragg is only pursuing these charges because Trump is running for the White House again.
“It’s obvious that this is a sham and something we want to know, were there federal funds involved?” Jordan said. “It sure looks like it grew out of the special counsel investigation. Because those are the legislative concerns we have as Congress.”
The behavior of House Republicans demonstrates the GOP’s complete lack of awareness of the rest of the country. Trump was the first president in history not to have an approval rating over 50% during a single day of his term.
A solid argument can be made that Trump was the least popular president since the beginning of modern public polling. Other presidents have had lower single numbers, but no president was as consistently unpopular as Trump.
Yet, House Republicans are prepared to abuse their power and potentially commit crimes to support Trump as he is about to be indicted.
As we will discuss below, Republicans are throwing away their House majority for Trump.
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