Following Donald Trump’s pipe dream after losing his chance for a second term IS causing problems for his party in some election races…..And in others carrying Trump WILL be a tough one also….
All things Trump do NOT come out good for some GOPer’s in the end….
These distraction’s free up Democrats to have some political rich target’s , instead of defending Biden’s action in office….
A small but vocal group of Republican midterm candidates with ties to the Jan. 6 insurrection is threatening to upend the GOP’s effort to make the 2022 cycle a referendum on President Biden, sparking a brewing headache for a party that’s been boasting of a wave next year.
The GOP has pounced on issues like stubbornly high coronavirus infection rates, a sluggish economy and the ugly Afghanistan withdrawal to train voters’ attention on Biden. But some Republicans say their messaging efforts could be disrupted by candidates who are running fringe campaigns but could force more mainstream contenders to spend time answering for their connections to the riot and former President Trump’s spurious election fraud claims.
“If those voters understand who’s controlling the levers of the federal government, they’re going to vote against that. If that’s not the case, if we’re talking about rehashing Jan. 6 or some of these people who want to talk about fraudulently run elections, yeah, we sound like the kooky party,” said one GOP strategist working on House and Senate races.
To be sure, many of the candidates with some connection to the insurrection are not expected to win the GOP primary in almost every race. But their campaigns still threaten to derail those of more conventional contenders who will inevitably be asked about their own stances on the riot….
Besides those candidates who were seen at the site of the insurrection, Republicans are fielding other controversial candidates who have voiced support for affiliated election fraud claims. Among them are Kari Lake, who is running for Arizona governor and has voiced support for the allegations and the imprisonment of Arizona’s secretary of state and some journalists, and Ron Watkins, a conspiracy theorist running for Congress in Arizona.
And while Republicans are fighting among themselves over the insurrection and Trump’s role in the party, the issue is handing Democrats a cudgel to hit the GOP writ large as intrinsically tied with the riot….