GOP Lawmakers Torn Between Loyalty to Trump and Fear of Losing Political Power

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As Trump’s numbers at all polls continue to nosedive, Republican lawmakers are feuding, but only because their political future is now at stake. Several Republican senators are losing support in their respective state, which could mean leadership and domination of the Congressional upper house could go to Democratic lawmakers.

As GOP senators like Susan Collins (Maine), Thom Tillis (North Carolina) and Martha McSally (Arizona) appear to be losing ground in their home state, their chances for re-election likewise continue to recede. Mainly because of their continuing show of support for Donald Trump.

Actually, the feuding between GOP lawmakers is primarily caused by Republican Representatives who are voicing advocacies opposing Trump’s handling of national security issues and the COVID-19 pandemic. That being the case, Republican lawmakers are finding it hard to arrive at a consensus in legislating new coronavirus bills based on what Trump thinks matters. An example of which is the payroll tax cut to which many GOP House representatives are opposed.

Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a long time Trump supporter and touted as the highest ranking female Republican House member, has taken an active voice in supporting Dr. Anthony Fauci’s science-based opinions and recommendation. As a result. Representative Cheney is under attack from fellow Republicans because they deem her support of Dr. Fauci as a blatant act of disloyalty against Trump.

GOP Lawmakers are Aware that Trump’s Actions are Constitutionally Questionable

Democratic lawmakers are yet to take action in stopping Trump from deploying federal agents in major U.S. cities on the pretext of protecting federal assets. Republicans on other hand, voice their disapproval of Trump’s secret policies, only in the shadows

While Republicans at Capitol Hill express doubts on the constitutionality of Trump’s secret police, they do so only under conditions of anonymity. After all, Trump is only targeting cities led by Democratic mayors who prefer to apply maximum tolerance on the peaceful protesters; whilst letting local police officers go after agitators and looters.

As November election nears, more and more voters in the Blue states and the so-called Swing states are making it known that they no longer approve of Trump’s display of leadership, or for that matter, the lack of it. Nonetheless, most Republican legislators and other politicians are still hoping that Trump still has some trump card up his sleeve to save them from possible political doom.

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