(bigleaguepolitics)Recent polling indicates that the overwhelming majority of Republicans side with President Donald Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in their struggle over the future of the GOP.
McConnell has used last week’s violence in the Capitol to agitate against Trump, even flirting with the idea of impeaching the president. Ten Congressional Republicans joined the Democrats to impeach Trump for a second time on Wednesday.
However, McConnell’s feud with Trump comes at the peril of his career prospects. Republicans side with Trump, believing that Trump is right in his complaints about corruption.
An Axios-Ipsos poll shows that a firm majority of Republicans believe Trump was just to oppose election fraud, that he bares no responsibility in what happened at the U.S. Capitol, and they hope he runs again for the presidency in 2024.
Additionally, the results of the poll show a divide that has formed within the GOP. 56 percent of respondents consider themselves “traditional Republicans” while 36 percent of respondents consider themselves “Trump Republicans.” There is likely considerable overlap between the two groups as well, which should scare the likes of McConnell and his special interest masters.
The findings show that the “Trump Republicans” are on board with their president like never before and will be the most formidable anti-establishment constituency in GOP history.
Some of the results can be seen here:
Republicans across the U.S. are siding with President Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — big time — according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll. https://t.co/jqkhRlfE6O pic.twitter.com/CgnV3xLttp
— Axios (@axios) January 14, 2021
Big League Politics has reported about McConnell’s shameful betrayal of Trump since election day, playing political games with the American people and likely costing two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia:
On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) obstructed a bill that would have given $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans who have had their lives decimated by COVID-19 lockdown policies.
McConnell gave the rationale that he was going to add repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and an election fraud investigation to the measure…
However, McConnell’s stunt is not likely going to accomplish anything other than to dupe Republicans into thinking he is on their side.
Adding Section 230 repeal to the measure along with an election fraud investigation will likely doom the legislation and make it impossible to be passed. McConnell is playing partisan political games while American families are struggling to make ends meet.
Policy analyst Rachel Bovard noted that McConnell’s legislation contains language that would make it a total non-starter even if it were to pass in the Senate…
McConnell is showing his true colors with his back against the wall. He is an unrepentant Washington D.C. swamp rat all the way. His corrupt leadership may result in a total collapse of the Republican Party.
The Republican Party has been changed forever, and the establishment’s denial of that truth will only seal their fate even faster.