Because the New York Instances recently wrote:
What’s alarming to nationwide Republicans is that the awkwardness in Georgia could solely provide a preview of what the get together may confront throughout the post-Trump period, which itself could also be a misnomer.
With Mr. Trump signaling that he intends to attempt to hold management of the get together and doubtlessly search the White Home once more in 2024, G.O.P. lawmakers and operatives are bracing for a interval wherein they’re successfully handcuffed to a former president who calls for veto energy in intraparty elections.
“It’s very attainable, if unlikely, that Trump can be in a kingmaker place for the 2022 primaries,” mentioned Todd Harris, a longtime Republican ad-maker. “Whether or not folks prefer it or not, that is Trump’s get together. And nothing that occurred on Election Day or since then has performed something to vary that.”
Since being the operative phrase there. Congressional Republicans had an opportunity to sever ties with Trump, or at the very least to curb his affect on the get together. As an alternative, they selected to sidle as much as him in service of maintaining their hold on the Senate majority. That alternative could or could not repay in January, however it’s actually giving Senate Republicans heartburn at this very second and can proceed to take action proper up via January.
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