That’s the word from the National Republican Campaign Committee …
This signal’s in another place that the Trump control of the establishment of the Grand ole’ Party IS waning…
Republicans, bit by bit, are moving ahead politically…
Rep. Darin LaHood, a vocal ally of Donald Trump, said Thursday that the campaign arm of House Republicans won’t seek to punish members of the conference who supported impeaching the former president.
The Illinois Republican was named finance chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday, just as the organization unveiled its strategy for retaking the House after the party made a surprisingly strong showing in the 2020 election.
Capturing the chamber in 2022, LaHood said in a phone interview, is a prize worth more than threatening to starve fellow Republicans of precious campaign cash.
“If we are going to become the majority party — which I think we will — you’ve got to accept that we’re a big tent,” LaHood said, adding that Republicans in Peoria, Ill., are different than those in Florida, New York or California. “I have tried to take that philosophy and that attitude of that’s how we’ll become the majority party.”
He added: “I look at our freshman class that just came in, and that diversity is what we have to build off.”
Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and eight other House Republicans who broke with their party last month to support Trump’s second impeachment have faced rebukes from their own ranks and censure from stateparty officials. The GOP embrace of — or distance from — Trump has created a national schism for the party. But LaHood, who got Trump’s endorsement last fall but avoided criticizing his House colleagues, has compartmentalized that.
LaHood didn’t directly address the divide over Trump inside the party, but he acknowledged, “there’s a lot at stake.”
Republicans are just a handful of seats away from controlling the House, and when asked if the NRCC would fund reelection campaigns of the 10 Republicans who voted for impeachment, LaHood said “absolutely.”
He said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and NRCC Chair Tom Emmer asked him to step into the role, “and I’m proud to be working with both of them and the rest of our team, including [Reps.] Liz Cheney and Steve Scalise.”….
The Trump attorney is actually talking about signatures and forgeries in Georgia now.
Gee, who demanded he make this a part of the presentation?
Democratic Socialist Dave says
But, CG, you —and far too many Senators — don’t seem to understand:
That presidential telephone call to Brad Raffensperger was a perfect phone call.
Just like the one to the Ukrainian president.
Based on the question that Sen. Cassidy sent to the desk, it sounds like he is probably a yes on conviction .
My Name Is Jack says
Washington Post says he plans to vote to acquit.
I looked that up and he was photographed holding a statement about voting to acquit. His staff says he has not made up his mind and that multiple statements have been drafted.
I think that is true for politicians in general regarding important votes, having different statements at the ready. Time will tell.
or more so that he was simply holding a list of talking points or notes that someone might have given him to review.
I saw the Cassidy story also….
They got to him?
and I know this isn’t P1, circa 2004, but Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) is hot
Democratic Socialist Dave says
Why not move from frozen, icy Chicagoland to the sunny, storm-kissed, tempest-tost Virgin Islands?
However, if you consult page 1976 (the very last page of text) in your trusty and no doubt well-thumbed Almanac of American Politics 2020 * , you will see that she’s married to some lucky guy improbably named Jeremy Buckney Small and has five children.
* to quote Mad Magazine, “$100 [paperback] CHEAP!”
She looked good for age 54 at the trial. Some of the Google images did not do her justice. I guess her makeup skills should be applauded.
There was a bizarre story a few years back about how one of her staffers was indicted for sharing nude photos and videos of the Delegate and her husband.
Of course, that tendency is why lying about the election being stolen might seem to be in Trump’s strategic interest. But the combination of Jan. 6 and voters realizing that Trump isn’t actually president anymore seems to have dampened enthusiasm for him a lot.
Scott P says