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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 12:05 PM

6. Republicans had a clear opportunity to get rid of Trump.

They failed to take it. As a political strategy, it was extremely short-term thinking. Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter. His actions on and before January 6 caused several thousand Republicans to leave the Party. But McConnell wanted the chance to become Majority Leader again in 2022. I think that clouded his judgment for the longer term because he and others in Congress just handed the continued leadership of the Republican Party to Trump, who will drive it to even more extremes. Trump will help elect more Marjorie Taylor Greenes—people who have no policies, only the wish to destroy democracy and set up their own white supremacist government. Moderates and Independents will not vote for a party like that indefinitely. So McConnell sacrificed the party for his own power. No surprise there.

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