This week, the U.S. Senate will begin its impeachment trial against the 45th president, Donald Trump. The impeachment trial arrives after House Democrats and ten GOP House members voted for Trump’s impeachment following last month’s insurrection.
In hindsight, the Capitol riots only further added to divides within the Republican Party. There are certain GOP members who argue that Trump is not responsible for the actions of his followers; meanwhile, other Republicans assert that the former president knowingly incited the mob on January 6.
According to Newsmax, however, any Republican who voted for the impeachment of Trump should not expect to win re-election.
The Future of Republicans Who Voted for Trump’s Impeachment
Political adviser Dick Morris stated this past weekend that GOP members who voted to impeach the 45th president are essentially finished in politics.
During talks with The Cats Roundtable, Morris described Rep. Liz Cheney as a “gone goose” due to her impeachment vote. The Wyoming Republican Party has already moved to censure Cheney; she’s also expected to face primary challenges during the time when she’d seek re-election.
AP: Wyoming Republican Party votes overwhelmingly to censure Rep. Liz Cheney
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) February 6, 2021
The former adviser to Bill Clinton also expressed a greater need for election reform in the United States. Morris declared that democracy is in peril when voters don’t believe their ballots are accurate or will be counted.
Another notable pointer made by Morris was the strategy for getting out the vote. The political strategist expressed that the current plan to get voters to the polls is “obsolete,” since at least half of votes are already cast before Election Day; instead, Morris stated that politicians have the responsibility of delivering absentee ballots to voters and bringing polls to the voters.
Healing Divides in the GOP
Many Republicans in Congress would like to heal the currently-existing divides within the Republican Party. Making this happen will involve the right candidates and the restoration of faith in the elections process.
It only took 94 days, but Claudia Tenney has finally been declared the winner in #NY22. It’s about time.
That’s the 15th House seat that Republicans flipped, and she joins 18 other women to set the record for our largest female freshman class ever. Congratulations, Claudia!
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 5, 2021
Republicans in the future will have a tough time winning elections if sizable portions of the base believes their votes won’t count. This goes back to Dick Morris’ statements on the need to get as many votes as possible before Election Day itself arrives. All of this will impact the direction of the Republican Party in the future.
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