As the nation waited patiently to see what Donald Trump’s next move could be, the speculation was downright wild.
Some believed that he would simply golf his life away, out of the public spotlight. Others believed that Trump would chose the polar opposite path, beginning a “MAGA Media” empire meant to influence American politics via the infotainment industry.
Still many wondered if his role in the future of the Republican Party wouldn’t be more hands-on still.
Given what we saw from Trump at CPAC this weekend, there is little doubt that he’ll remain a Republican force to be reckoned with.
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday listed a handful of Congressional Republicans who opposed him after the 2020 election, urging his supporters to vote them out of office.
Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), shaming the Republicans who continued to publicly oppose him and those who voted with Democrats to impeach him after he left office.
And he did so by name.
The list included 17 Republicans:
Sen. Richard M. Burr of North Carolina
Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania
Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina
Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington
Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington
Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan
Rep. John Katko of New York
Rep. David Valadao of California
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming
Trump saved Cheney for last, decrying her as a “warmonger” and noted that the Wyoming GOP censured her over voting to impeach him.
Despite pleas to dump Trump from the more moderate portions of the GOP, The Don remains heavily influential over the far-right and, as such, remains the key to the Republican Party’s vote count.
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