Since Wednesday the 6th, Some republicans have distanced themselves from Donald Trump, most likely to save face and appease the new administration.
“I certainly don’t think the impact of Trump in the Republican Party or in Republican politics is going away just because of everything that has happened,” said Rep. Greg Steube
“I just don’t think the President’s influence on the party and politics is going away. I think you’re seeing some people who are trying to distance themselves now from the President but in six months where are we going to be.”
Steube said that the plan was now to win back the House. Republicans gained 11 seats in the house.
Seton Motley, said “the GOP’s only hope is to hue closely to the Donald Trump agenda. So, of course, they are steadfastly refusing to do so. It is, as always, exceedingly humorous watching the five percent of the GOP that doesn’t like Trump —who run the party show—blaming all of their failings on the 95 percent of the GOP that likes Trump.”
Brian Darling, former senior counsel to Sen. Rand Paul said:
“Trump will be an active power in American politics and the Republican Party going forward, no doubt. Before the [Jan. 6 Capitol] riot, he received a record 75 million votes for an incumbent president, and after the turmoil of a second impeachment by the Democratic-controlled House, he will still have a loyal following,” Darling said.
Darling was referring to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s calls for Trump to be removed from office via the 25th amendment or by impeachment.
“We all need to keep in mind that Democrats are going to need strict party discipline to get anything partisan done. They have yet to announce plans on the Senate’s filibuster and they still have a number of Democrats in the House and Senate residing in red districts and states,” Darling told The Epoch Times.
“It is not going to be easy for Democrats to pass anything controversial. Expect the [Rep. Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) gang to be disappointed from the start. I fully expect the Democratic Socialists to have a miserable two years until they are back in the minority when Republicans take back the House and Senate,” he added.