Republican leaders in the red states are on the frontline to save Donald Trump’s reputation by promoting his “America First” agenda in every possible manner.
Trump mistakenly debunked all of his groundless election campaigns theories himself while talking to a rally in Florida.
While rephrasing the quote of Nazi politician Joseph Goebbels, he responded to his approach toward the 2020 elections, saying, “If you say it enough and keep saying it, they’ll start to believe you.”
This is a sort of admission to guilt in front of the audience, which was possibly unable to comprehend due to their unconditional support of him during the last four years.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s influence in the Republican party is not diminishing any time soon. The former president is still making headlines for announcing and supporting Republican candidates for the 2022 Senate midterm elections.
While some politicians keep furthering his agenda in red states, other Republicans are calling against Trump’s conspiracy theories post-elections, which signifies that at least some Republican leaders have started making sense after the admission of guilt.
Republican Leaders Start Making Sense, Although in Small Numbers
Joe Biden won Michigan in the 2020 elections by a large margin. Despite this, the Republican leaders led an investigation trying to find discrepancies in the election but found nothing.
Michigan’s GOP-led Senate is now all against Donald Trump. Michigan’s Senate Republicans issued a report calling Trump claims “outright deception.”
Even though state Republicans have rebutted Donald Trump, they continue to support new voting laws in the State. This depicts that voter suppression is not only a Trump priority but the Republican’s agenda.
Then came the heroics of the former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who co-authored a report about the Arizona election recount and criticized it, saying the contractors were “inexperienced and unqualified.”
Trump’s former attorney general William Barr, a hardline supporter of Donald Trump, who was forced to resign due to his failure of unfolding the Hunter Biden controversy before elections, also criticized Trump to a large extent. The erstwhile ally of Trump heavily criticized Trump’s claims saying, “It was all bullshit.”
If a highly conservative Republican like Barr is not buying the theories of Trump, the ideas must have something controversial in them.
Supreme Court Goes Bonkers, so Do Republican Governors
Nonetheless, those in influential Republican circles, who are actually in a position to bring Donald Trump to justice, are still mostly denying the admission of his guilt.
The reluctance to establish a January 6 commission is a classic example in this regard.
The Republicans’ bid to entertain voter suppression laws in different states, following Trump’s footprints, also decries the same.
While Democrats control the White House and the national legislature, Republican governors in different red states are introducing sweeping measures to second his agenda.
Republican governors such as Greg Abbott from Texas and Ron DeSantis from Florida are as conservative as Trump. Recently, the Texas governor signed seven laws, enhancing gun possession laws, proclaiming to protect the second amendment.
The Florida governor also banned local government officials from further regulating guns in the state.
Expansion of guns rights is not the only way the governors are trying to please the former Republican president.
In fact, their policy approaches towards immigration, social media, and voter suppression laws also depict their will to compromise the national interest at the expense of promoting conservatism.
The top US justices of the United States are also playing their part to extend conservatism at the national scale.
The top bench, manned by Donald Trump, recently failed to protect the voting rights of marginalized groups.
The Supreme Court claimed that Arizona’s new voting laws are not in violation of the Voting Rights Act, so the stage is all set for a conservative assault.
This will further encourage Republicans to make new voter suppression laws to disenfranchise all minority groups in general and the Black community in particular.
Coupled with the conspiracies of the dysfunction of Kamala Harris’s office, these efforts of Republican leaders are an all-inclusive recipe of disaster for Democrats.
Democrats need to counter the conspiracy theories of Republicans with full force. For instance, Trump, who claimed to be back in the White House once again in August, is now supported by his forever partner My Pillow Guy, arguing that Donald Trump will be reinstated in the White House on August 13 morning this year.
These conspiracy theories, along with others perpetuated by the traditional conspiracy groups, are mocking the inability of Democrats to make a counter-narrative.