Republicans who voted to convict Trump face political peril

Marco Green
Февраля 26, 2021

It will be Trump's first public appearance since leaving office.

Trump has signaled that he intends to play a role in the 2022 midterm elections, which will determine whether Democrats keep control of Congress, by supporting primary challengers to congressional Republicans who voted to impeach or convict him on a charge of inciting his supporters' deadly January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

It was confirmed that former President Donald Trump will attend the event.

Trump and Pence spoke by phone last week, as a series of top Republicans make the pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago to meet with the former president. By the summertime, the source said, Pence will be more active in politics, probably in the gubernatorial cycle, and has told House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy he'll be active, too. "I don't believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country". "I don't know if he's planning to run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I'm pretty sure he would win the nomination".

Trump has not said whether he plans to run again, but has not ruled out another bid.

Trump "should not define our future". Louisiana's other USA senator, Republican John Kennedy, voted against conviction. But Hutchinson did not join calls for Trump to resign and said impeachment wasn't a practical option. But he backed Trump after he took office and even interviewed to be Trump's secretary of state. He is reportedly scheduled to speak at the event on February 28, which will be held in Orlando, Florida.

The fundraising event signals just how close Noem will tie her faction of the GOP to Trump, a decision that White House hopefuls have been confronted with as the Republican Party remains scattered in a post-Trump era. He said the GOP will need to work in particular on galvanizing certain segments of voters as Trump did, such as blue-collar workers.

The problem, the source said, is that the ex-President isn't going to have a strong political team around him.

"We have got to respond to the people that like Trump".

Cassidy has tried to change the conversation since the impeachment trial ended, sending out daily statements about a variety of subjects and talking about other issues, such as the confirmation hearings of President Joe Biden's cabinet appointments and recovery from the icy weather. Ratified in 1868, the language in Section 3 of the amendment was aimed at former Confederate civilian and military leaders.

Representative Liz Cheney (R- WY), one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday during a Reagan Institute event that the Republican party needs to "make clear that we aren't the party of white supremacy" in the wake of the deadly Capitol riots. "I think there are many aspects of what happened on the 6th and in the days and weeks and months leading up to it that have to be investigated".

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