The writing is very much on the wall at this point: The Republican Party is barreling toward a fork in the road, and there is no consensus at all as to which way to steer the GOP.
There are two main factions currently at war with the party: The old guard Republicans who’ve been doing this Washington thing for decades, and the MAGA Movement who’ve aligned themselves with the DC-swamp-draining President Donald Trump.
Now, as Trump seeks to remain in office via an unprecedented legal or political path, a number of establishment GOP figures are jumping ship, and ceding influence to the MAGA wing.
The latest to express their disdain for the Trump loyalists took his criticism a step further, insulting the President and his supporters.
Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger accused President Donald Trump and fellow GOP representatives who seek to challenge the Electoral College vote on January 6 of participating in an “utter scam” meant to “raise money and gain followers.”
“All this talk about Jan 6th from@realDonaldTrump and other congressional grifters is simply explained: they will raise money and gain followers by blaming everyone else knowing full well they can’t do anything. It’s sad, and an utter scam,” Kinzinger tweeted Saturday.
President Trump has been hinting at a significant challenge to the electoral college results on January 6th – a date in which Congress will preside over one of the only procedural machinations left in the election process.
The Commander in Chief has also seemingly invited his loyal followers to be in the nation’s capital that day, which could lead to chaos should these throngs of MAGA-voters be disappointed by the results garnered in Congress.
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