Republicans Throw Trump Under The Bus

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

GOP lawmakers have expressed their belief that Republican voters have moved on from former President Donald Trump because they share a belief that he wouldn’t win the 2024 election.

Republican lawmakers point to the lackluster midterm elections as proof that the former President doesn’t appeal to moderate GOP or Independent voters.

Trump backed several high-profile candidates who ultimately lost their competitive races.

Unlike the quiet chatter about Trump’s leadership, lawmakers calling out the lack of support for the former President are going public with their concerns unlike before.

According to reporting by The Hill, Republican Senator Mike Rounds (S.D.) explained that the GOP won General elections with the support of Independents, adding that it was essential for the GOP’s success to have more than the “loyal base.”

Rounds suggested that it was Trump’s inability to appeal to Independents that polling shows several individuals getting more votes in a general election than the former President.

Another Republican Senator Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), blamed Trump’s fixation on unfounded claims the 2020 Presidential election was staged for the former President being unable to gain traction since he launched his 2024 White House bid on November 15.

Lummis made a notable assessment, saying, “I do believe that people are over the 2020 election,” adding that they were ready to “move on.”

A third Republican — who preferred to remain anonymous — expressed that a resounding victory for the GOP in the midterms would be a different indictment of the former President and would likely mean more Republicans were excited to support Trump.