Donald Trump is back in chamber — Mission 2024 begins from 2022.
Former president Donald Trump overtly expressed his plans to make a comeback in 2024 presidential elections after his defeat in November, 2020. However, a tough fight and Joe Biden’s narrow win, coupled with the fact that thousands of his supporters stormed the Capitol building ready to declare him the winner only goes on to say that there is still a large portion of the American population rooting for a Trump administration in the future. And if Trump plays his cards right, the strategy for which seems to have begun, the former president has a big chance of winning back the fan-following that he lost after inciting the insurrection at Capitol Hill.You will find more infographics at Statista
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, in a meeting with Trump on Thursday, decided to give the charge of GOP’s control over House in 2022 to the former president. According to the summary of the meeting held between McCarthy and Trump, the two held a long discussion at the latter’s South Florida resort Mar-a-Lago on a range of topics including winning seven seats in the next year’s midterm elections.
Watch: McCarthy’s meeting with Trump
According to Save America PAC, the meeting was “a very good and cordial one”, further going out to state that McCarthy completely trusts the former’s president popularity despite the unfortunate insurrection that brought down Trump’s job approval rate to mere 29% on January 15. “President Trump’s popularity has never been stronger than it is today, and his endorsement means more than perhaps any endorsement at any time,” Save America said in a statement.
Despite the fact that Trump faces his second impeachment trial this month for “inciting insurrection”, McCarthy is optimistic about Trump’s role in helping Republicans win back the House and the Senate. He said in a statement, the Republican majority “will listen to our fellow Americans and solve the challenges facing our nation.”
Trump back in Chamber by 2022 – Republicans In A Split
After the meeting held three weeks subsequent to McCarthy’s statement on the incident where he blamed Trump for the violence at the Capitol, it seems that the Republican leader is not ready to lose one of the most noteworthy and influential Republican leaders in the past few decades. Before the meeting, Trump’s “Save America PAC” expressed his intention to form a new party and make a return in 2024 from an entirely new route. However, according to a new statement, Trump is no longer looking to adopt a brand new route to the White House and instead is very much convinced by McCarthy. Sources believe Trump may have decided to drop his plan of splitting his ways from Republicans forever. The Republicans themselves, however, have confronted a divide developing in the party after a controversial presidency with a lot of GOP members adamant on moving on.You will find more infographics at Statista
Where on one hand, the pro-Trump faction is demanding the removal of Senior Republican Representative Liz Cheney for voting in favor of the former president’s impeachment, McCarthy on the other hand is working hard to find a middle ground between the divided GOP while simultaneously looking for a route to victory in the Congressional election in 2022. However, the Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel confirmed that the party will not support Trump running for presidential election. However, McDaniel did reveal that Trump is still very much part of the GOP’s plans moving forward. She said, “What I really do want to see him do, though, is help us win back majorities in 2022.”
While the party is looking forward to invite Donald Trump to RNC spring donor meeting in Florida which is to be held in April, Donald Trump too has pledged his support and funding for the Republican candidates who acted as his crutch during the controversial presidency. However, he has also made clear his opposition to the Republicans who stood in his path.
Republicans who can expect trouble from Trump
When Trump’s polarizing brand of politics reached an ugly nadir on January 6, 2021, the majority of America and the world responded with criticism and backlash. In a major setback for the former president, many in his own party and even loyalists turned against him. More than 10 Republican representatives voted in the favor of Trump’s impeachment for inciting violence. Trump’s return to the chamber would spell ill omen for them. Following is the list of Republicans who voted in favor of Donald Trump’s impeachment:
- Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming’s at-large District
- Rep. Tom Rice, South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District
- Rep. Dan Newhouse, Washington’s 4th Congressional District
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois’ 16th Congressional District
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio’s 16th Congressional District
- Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan’s 6th Congressional District
- Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington’s 3rd Congressional District
- Rep. Peter Meijer, Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District
- Rep. John Katko, New York’s 24th Congressional District
- Rep. David Valadao, California’s 21st Congressional District