The Republican Party is still engulfed in a divisive civil war and, despite their claims of being the working-class party, neither side is fighting for working Americans. Trump continues to attack Mitch McConnell and plans to seek revenge against fellow Republicans, while congressional Republicans have no policy agenda and are seemingly united on nothing but opposition to delivering checks and benefits to working Americans in need.
Trump blasted Mitch McConnell and the NRSC in a statement yesterday, calling McConnell the most unpopular politician in the country.
TRUMP: “Even more stupidly, the (NRSC) spent millions of dollars on ineffective TV ads starring Mitch McConnell, the most unpopular politician in the country, who only won in Kentucky because President Trump endorsed him. He would have lost badly without this endorsement.”
Trump is still planning to seek revenge by primarying Republicans and even wants to crack down on Republicans using his name to fundraise.
Politico Playbook: “Sources tell Playbook that McCarthy has been trying to persuade Trump not to seek revenge against 10 Republicans who voted to impeach the former president — members who could be critical to McCarthy’s bid to retake the House and become speaker. Not only has Trump refused to commit, he has publicly repeated his vow to primary those incumbents. That’s not all. Trump and his new campaign team are also cracking down on the use of the president’s name for fundraising — a huge draw attracting small-dollar donors. Three sources told us that Trump, who made his fortune licensing his name, has felt burned and “abused” by the GOP bandying about his name to haul in money.”
The Republican Party stands for nothing and, despite their claims of being the working-class party, has done nothing to help working Americans.
MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin: “Not a single Senate Republican voted to proceed on the American Rescue Plan.”
New York Times: “Republicans have entered a sort of post-policy moment in which the most animating forces in the party are emotions, not issues.”
New York Times: “Republicans, they said, were accelerating their transformation into the party of Sam’s Club rather than the country club. But since then, Republicans have offered very little to advance the economic interests of blue-collar workers. Two major opportunities for party leaders to showcase their priorities have unfolded recently without a nod to working Americans.”
Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin: “Instead of screeching that they are victims of the ‘cancel culture’ or flogging ‘bipartisanship,’ they might seek to compete with Democrats on addressing the real needs of voters. After all, isn’t the Republican Party now supposed to be the working-class party? If so, they need a new agenda.”
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