Just a few weeks ago President Trump lost the presidential election (regardless of whether he accepts it or not), but it seems that he has achieved extraordinary success: the Republican leader’s non-detention of prisoners, breaking the reality at least to some extent in November The results on the 3rd proved this point.
Because he is the highest-grossing person, the Republican Party’s voter turnout has soared, preventing Republican candidates from voting, avoiding major losses that many people expected. The Trump campaign has improved the strategy of working-class white voters, including many white voters who did not vote in past elections, and seems to have paid off — at least enough to open the way for the Republican Party.
Then on Wednesday, on a dark day in the country’s history, Trump directed a group of supporters to the Capitol and “show strength.” Hundreds of people stormed into the building and ransacked the Senate Chamber, but failed to prevent Congress from approving Joe Biden’s legitimate election victory.
The chaos killed five people, including a congressional policeman, who was declared dead late last night when the country witnessed the disaster. Suddenly, Trump’s control of the party seemed to be loosening. So, where will the Republican leaders leave?
In a word, uncomfortable. The violence on Wednesday shocked him-and realized how much the party’s reputation has been damaged among moderately moderate voters-and many Republicans in Congress expressed support for Trump’s challenge to the election results.
However, nearly 150 Republican members, including more than 100 members of the House of Representatives, eventually expressed their opposition to the election results of the opposing Electoral College, which set an extraordinary precedent.
The reality is that Trump is still the most popular and influential public figure among Republican voters.
Opinion polls since November have consistently shown that most Republicans said they believe the president’s false statements about election fraud-not only reflecting his personal influence, but also reflecting his supporters’ willingness to choose Trump’s friendly narrative Rather than belief in civic institutions. (read Jeremy PetersThe next short article is about how conservative experts redefine Wednesday’s events to avoid Trump’s accusations. )
To further complicate matters, Biden actively wooed moderate Americans, including suburban and center-right voters that the Republican Party relied heavily on only a decade ago.
Many Republican officials now realize that without the support of anti-institutional white working-class voters and they are still broadly loyal to Trump, they will have no basis at all.
Still, Republican leaders feel hot. After the melee on Wednesday, some prominent figures in the Trump administration resigned, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary, Republican leader Elaine Zhao, wife of Senator Mitch McConnell. Chao).
The resignation is essentially symbolic, because the government will stay for another 12 days, and most of them feel like those officials who have stood steadily next to the president for the past four years trying to dry their hands and walk away.
Some observers called on members of Trump’s cabinet to invoke the “25th Amendment” to deprive him of power, and at least one House Republican said yesterday that he would support this move.
Trump’s estranged former chief of staff, John Kelly, stated on CNN yesterday that if he is still in the cabinet, he will support the use of the 25th Amendment to overthrow Trump.
An insider told Vice President Mike Pence that he opposed such actions. Maggie Haberman. According to the text of the amendment, Pence and the majority of the cabinet need to reach a consensus to remove Trump from office before January 20.
Prompter Trump is back. Taking into account the anger of the top Republicans, the president released a short video speech last night. He dullly read from the prepared speech, and he was slow to commit to the peaceful transfer of power.
After he posted a video to express his “love” for congressional supporters and called them “very special people”, just 24 hours later, Trump declared that he was “angry about violence, illegal behavior, and chaos.” .
Contrary to reports that he refused to send more troops to retake the Capitol, Trump claimed that he “immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to protect the building.”
By now, this cycle of rampage and depression has become familiar: First, Trump has broken the norms of American governance. Then he stayed with his mother when he was angry, seeming to be addicted to the confusion he released. Finally, after about 24 hours, he provided a calm and well-rehearsed statement of regret.
The next step in the process It usually involves Trump jumping back to social media and picking up things where he left, throwing bombs at opponents, and complaining about “unfair” treatment. But this time he may not have the exact same chance.
Facebook said yesterday that it will prevent Trump from using its platform at least until he leaves the office. Twitter locked Trump for nearly 24 hours after posting a video praising supporters on Wednesday, although his access rights were later restored.
Biden’s inauguration has only twelve days left, It seems that Trump has finally allowed formal transitional affairs.
Yesterday, he sent a letter to his ambassador and other political appointees instructing them to resign-the typical outgoing president would take this a few weeks ago.
Chief of Police of the United States CongressSteven Sund (Steven Sund) said yesterday that he will resign next week. Many critics, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi) questioned why his officers were not better prepared for the attack on the Capitol.
Many people also pointed out that when the rioters ransacked the building, the police officers seemed to stand aside, and they questioned why so many intruders were not arrested.