CLICK TO SHARE
According to multiple polls released this week, a clear majority of Americans support the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and around 50 percent favor his outright removal after a Senate trial. Even among Republicans, Washington Post polls indicate, support for the inquiry is up 21 percentage points since July.
So how is the GOP dealing with this erosion of enthusiasm among rank-and-file Republicans? By bragging to reporters about all the ways that internal political competition and dissent is being squashed.
Not content with the unprecedented merger between the Republican National Committee and the Trump re-election campaign, nor the level of nationally driven state-primary cancellations unseen from an incumbent since at least George H.W. Bush, the committee to re-elect this president is bragging to reporters about pressuring 37 states to make rule changes that will be even "more impactful" than nixing elections.
"This is about the general election," an unnamed Trump campaign official said on a conference call, insisting that the moves—for instance, changing state delegate-allocations to winner-take-all—are "not being done from a position of weakness," but rather to make sure that the 2020 Republican National Convention "is a four-day television commercial for 300 million Americans, and not an internal debate among a few thousand activists."
The pathway for a primary challenge to Trump, the official reportedly asserted, "has already been closed."
Post a comment.
Anonymous comments are welcome, just check the "Comment Anonymously" box before submitting your comment. Note: Comments are free and open until someone ruins it. Don't dox, promote violence, etc. Be nice and have fun.
CLICK TO SHARE