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riversedge

(69,240 posts)
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:00 AM Oct 2021

Republicans rally around possible Trump 2024 bid as they downplay his role on January 6

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Source: CNN





Updated 8:12 AM ET, Wed October 13, 2021


(CNN)Nine months after the attack on the US Capitol, Republicans in Congress are defending Donald Trump's role on January 6 in some of their strongest terms yet -- and signaling he'd have widespread backing from the party if he ran for president again in 2024.
Republicans from across the conference -- including some who are vulnerable in next year's midterms or have long been seen as part of the establishment wing of the party -- are expressing little to no reservations about the prospect of Trump topping the ticket again, even as he continues to spread the same election lies that led a mob to storm their place of work. Some GOP members are cheering on a Trump comeback, saying he remains a popular figure and powerful force in the party. And there's widespread agreement among Republicans that Trump would be the automatic frontrunner -- and freeze the primary field -- if he chooses to jump in.
Even some Republicans in swing districts -- like Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey -- are embracing Trump's potential return into the political fray.

"Yes, I would," Van Drew, who switched parties and became a Republican in 2019 to defend Trump during his first impeachment proceedings, said when asked if he would back the ex-President if he ran again in 2024. ...............................

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Disgusting photo of Trump sucking up praise from slobbering @ChuckGrassley #Repug, #IOWA4


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Republicans rally around possible Trump 2024 bid as they downplay his role on January 6 (Original Post) riversedge Oct 2021 OP
These weasels will be out of politics by 2024. bucolic_frolic Oct 2021 #1
They are downplaying his role. They are bragging about it Walleye Oct 2021 #2
And here's his "massive support" (snark) PortTack Oct 2021 #3
The problem remains that at present nearly every Republican elected Rep support his nomination. olegramps Oct 2021 #7
I still agree with Beau..these are terrible numbers for tfg! PortTack Oct 2021 #17
I wish the rest of the population could do math ? TFG goose is finally cooked ! monkeyman1 Oct 2021 #20
Until the base wash their hands of the Pig, they will be at heel and slobbering for 2024. Thomas Hurt Oct 2021 #4
Trump might not be around in 2024 Sabuca Oct 2021 #5
I thought he'd die during his term in office. Aristus Oct 2021 #8
Vegas need's to start taking odd's on his demise ? monkeyman1 Oct 2021 #21
Republicans rally around possible Trump 2024 bid Botany Oct 2021 #6
He INITIATED the insurrection. truthisfreedom Oct 2021 #9
I question if they really are rallying around him KS Toronado Oct 2021 #10
This PortTack Oct 2021 #18
His campaign bus..... trusty elf Oct 2021 #11
#StopTheStool going viral on Shitter, the G.O.P. app Champp Oct 2021 #15
The toilet needs to be gold! SWBTATTReg Oct 2021 #19
I'm guessing it's photo shopped, but what a great image. KS Toronado Oct 2021 #25
If he doesn't croak, he may well be elected. I have little faith he will be held accountable at all Evolve Dammit Oct 2021 #12
who else could they put up and not have the Trumplorables DeeNice Oct 2021 #13
The Pubes are all aboard the Treason Train Champp Oct 2021 #14
This message was self-deleted by its author ExTex Oct 2021 #16
just wondering if people are finally fed up with moscow mitch in Kentucky yet ? monkeyman1 Oct 2021 #22
I wish they'd both hurry up and croak. rickyhall Oct 2021 #23
This message was self-deleted by its author monkeyman1 Oct 2021 #24
After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING Omaha Steve Oct 2021 #26

bucolic_frolic

(42,081 posts)
1. These weasels will be out of politics by 2024.
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:04 AM
Oct 2021

I have no doubt. I don't know how we get there, but there's a lot we don't know.

Walleye

(30,098 posts)
2. They are downplaying his role. They are bragging about it
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:04 AM
Oct 2021

PortTack

(32,108 posts)
3. And here's his "massive support" (snark)
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:04 AM
Oct 2021


That 44% = approx 18.8% of the voting populous

olegramps

(8,200 posts)
7. The problem remains that at present nearly every Republican elected Rep support his nomination.
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:35 AM
Oct 2021

This fails to address how will the Republicans who supported his previous run will react this time. Also it fails to address the vote suppression and Gerrymandering that is taking place. It could significantly after the Electoral College. Dems have won the popular vote yet lost the election several times.

PortTack

(32,108 posts)
17. I still agree with Beau..these are terrible numbers for tfg!
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 01:18 PM
Oct 2021
 

monkeyman1

(5,109 posts)
20. I wish the rest of the population could do math ? TFG goose is finally cooked !
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 02:12 PM
Oct 2021

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
4. Until the base wash their hands of the Pig, they will be at heel and slobbering for 2024.
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:07 AM
Oct 2021
 

Sabuca

(48 posts)
5. Trump might not be around in 2024
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:09 AM
Oct 2021

He's obese and heart attack prone.

Aristus

(65,710 posts)
8. I thought he'd die during his term in office.
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:39 AM
Oct 2021

We didn't get that lucky, although dodging Pence as POTUS is probably a mixed blessing.

We just can't count on the old fucknozzle to do us the courtesy of dying. He doesn't know shit about courtesy...

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monkeyman1

(5,109 posts)
21. Vegas need's to start taking odd's on his demise ?
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 02:15 PM
Oct 2021

Botany

(70,061 posts)
6. Republicans rally around possible Trump 2024 bid
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:33 AM
Oct 2021

Good!

truthisfreedom

(23,101 posts)
9. He INITIATED the insurrection.
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:45 AM
Oct 2021

And they know it.

KS Toronado

(16,250 posts)
10. I question if they really are rallying around him
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:47 AM
Oct 2021

Believe it's more along the lines of "let's not upset him" because they're afraid of his & his
followers wrath and retaliation if they piss him off.

PortTack

(32,108 posts)
18. This
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 01:19 PM
Oct 2021

trusty elf

(7,326 posts)
11. His campaign bus.....
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:48 AM
Oct 2021

Champp

(2,114 posts)
15. #StopTheStool going viral on Shitter, the G.O.P. app
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 12:35 PM
Oct 2021

SWBTATTReg

(21,588 posts)
19. The toilet needs to be gold!
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 01:42 PM
Oct 2021

KS Toronado

(16,250 posts)
25. I'm guessing it's photo shopped, but what a great image.
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 04:28 PM
Oct 2021

Some graphs printing company should make decals of this. I'd buy an easily removable one.

Evolve Dammit

(16,384 posts)
12. If he doesn't croak, he may well be elected. I have little faith he will be held accountable at all
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:58 AM
Oct 2021

DeeNice

(573 posts)
13. who else could they put up and not have the Trumplorables
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 12:18 PM
Oct 2021

lose their effing minds? The Lincoln Project might back someone that's not a nutjob, but in the end they will only be a spoiler.

Champp

(2,114 posts)
14. The Pubes are all aboard the Treason Train
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 12:33 PM
Oct 2021

Republicans really do hate America and American democracy. They are going to debase themselves further--a fateful jump into the putrid bowels of Satan's Political DumpsterFire on Wheels.

Response to riversedge (Original post)

 

monkeyman1

(5,109 posts)
22. just wondering if people are finally fed up with moscow mitch in Kentucky yet ?
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 02:52 PM
Oct 2021

rickyhall

(4,889 posts)
23. I wish they'd both hurry up and croak.
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 02:59 PM
Oct 2021

Response to rickyhall (Reply #23)

Omaha Steve

(98,477 posts)
26. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING
Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:13 PM
Oct 2021

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