A new year means goal setting, new priorities, a positive turn of the page for most people. For the Republican Party, however, everything is staying the same as they use the same playbook that cost them the House, Senate, and White House. With blind loyalty to an ex-president who incited a deadly insurrection one year ago this week, the Republican Party is sticking to its dangerous priorities instead of fighting for the American people.
Republicans have continued their attacks on our democracy and are already laying the groundwork to undermine upcoming elections:
- Associated Press: “In the weeks leading up to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a handful of Americans — well-known politicians, obscure local bureaucrats — stood up to block then-President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attempt to overturn a free and fair vote of the American people. In the year since, Trump-aligned Republicans have worked to clear the path for next time.”
- Associated Press: “In battleground states and beyond, Republicans are taking hold of the once-overlooked machinery of elections. While the effort is incomplete and uneven, outside experts on democracy and Democrats are sounding alarms, warning that the United States is witnessing a ‘slow-motion insurrection’ with a better chance of success than Trump’s failed power grab last year.”
The January 6 insurrection, incited by then-president Donald Trump, left many Americans uncertain about the state of our democracy as Republican leaders spearheaded cover-ups and avoided all responsibility:
- ABC News: “Majority of Americans think Jan. 6 attack threatened democracy: POLL”
- Washington Post: “Most Democrats and independents say Trump bears a ‘great deal’ or a ‘good amount’ of blame for Jan. 6 attack on Capitol”