The Republican Party is at a crossroads as the establishment fights for its life

In recent times, we have seen the Democratic party struggle to remain united as the so-called progressives have battled with the establishment. Now, it appears that the Republican party is about to undergo a similar struggle of its own.

Great tension among Republican leaders has arisen in both the House of Representatives and the Senate threatening to divide the party into establishment-type Republicans and pro-Trump Republicans. 

One of the main causes of this tension is the 2020 election: the establishment Republicans in Congress have accepted the results, while the pro-Trump Republicans in Congress have argued that there is legitimate evidence to at least question them.

The other main cause is the Democrat-led effort to impeach President Donald Trump for the Capitol riot which they claim he incited on January 6th. While the election situation increased the tension, it is this impeachment that appears to be on the verge of breaking the Republican party apart.

The Senate

It ought to be noted that we are not talking about fringe congressional Republicans here. The tension is right atop the party, and, in the Senate, it includes Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

McConnell has made it clear in recent months that he is not a Trump Republican but an establishment Republican. He did so by urging President Trump and Republicans to accept Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. And now, he appears to be on the verge of supporting the Democrats’ attempt to get President Trump convicted and thus unable to run again for office.

On Tuesday, McConnell even gave a speech on the Senate floor in which he blamed President Trump for the Capitol riot, saying, “the mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”

At the other end of the spectrum in the Senate are the likes of Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO), who both objected to the 2020 election results and who both are against impeachment.

The House

Just as in the Senate, the tension between Republicans in the House also goes right up to leadership.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), like his Senate counterpart, has blamed President Trump for the Capitol riot. Although he didn’t vote to impeach, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the head of the House GOP Conference, did. And now, reports indicate that at least half of that House Republican Conference support having Cheney removed from her post.

At the other end of the spectrum here would be Reps. such as Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL). Both men have stood beside President Trump during the election and the impeachment.

Will there be a Republican split?

One key here is whether the Republican establishment is still strong enough to quell the pro-Trump opposition. More and more it seems that it is not.

The fact is that President Trump has a large number of supporters, and polls have indicated that they are sticking with him despite everything that has happened. He is as popular as ever, and there is no sign that he is just going to disappear now that Biden is taking over. This is the reason why establishment-types like McConnell are holding out on impeaching and on convicting the president: they are just trying to find a way to do it without costing themselves in the next election.

And, this is the key to the whole thing: it’s the voters. The direction of the Republican party will depend on those voters who have supported establishment-type Republicans in the past. If these voters continue supporting these politicians, then the split is on. But, if these voters turn to pro-Trump candidates, then there will be no split but rather a united movement in the direction that President Trump has led the party.

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  1. I will never again vote for any “Republican” who isn’t publicly saying “America First” at every opportunity with their mouth and their actions. We have Democrats to sell us out to China. We need RINOs like we need more holes in our heads. Which is to say, not in the least. Flush those turds.

    1. Let’s not vote for any Coward Republican that didn’t side with America First!! Theirs 74,000,000 of us, let’s stick together!!!!

      1. Amen you are so right on. I will never donate another penny to the spineless Republicans.
        They almost all need a SPINE TRANSPLANT!!!
        Donald Trump was a gift from God and they turned HIM away!

    2. I agree with you 100%. We don’t need two different types of a Republican Party. If one don’t work, then why would we want two? I say we should go with President TRUMP and just have a PATRIOT PARTY bc there aren’t enough republicans willing to stand for the truth. The majority of established republicans are more demonRat than than the rats themselves. Just a few honest Republicans left in government!!!

    3. Yes. good for you and all voters who think like you. Biden is a serial criminal, along with his entire adult family as far as I have seen.
      Biden should definitely be IMPEACHED and tossed on his manipulated communication ear.

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    1. Hey Rich, Kentucky needs to get rid of Mitch and Mcarty where ever he’s from. They don’t deserve another chance. You don’t ever screw the nation. It’s treason.

    1. The president is MY MAN! I am 85 years old and if by GOD’S grace I live to be 89 years old in 2024 this man will get my vote! Until then I will vote AGAINST any in congress & senate who does not support “AMERICA FIRST”!

        1. You are right, the Democrats will still have you vote for them if you are DEAD! That’s how they continue winning against the ‘real’ americans.

      1. I agree with this statement. I am 84 and with the will of GOD I will be here to vote for TRUMP. No more Republicans.

  3. When you have to cheat for your own gain you stand for nothing. That’s how America lost so much over decades. If you are not for America you will never get my vote. The big D sold his soul for public glory. Never mention his name he should be known as no name. Not my president.

  4. President Trump “incited the riot?” read the transcript of his speech and show me where. I was on the fringe of the Capitol, his words were what stopped me from going further.

  5. The ONE man in this country who gave of his time, his energy, his self-made fortune, his pay check, etc. because of his love for this nation…..and what does he get in return??? I pity every person in Congress who have turned their backs on this man who has given SO very much to make America Great Again. I feel sorry for them to think what they’ll be feeling like in only a very short time of Biden. Karma is hell, and it won’t take long for them to find that out. God bless America and God bless President Trump, his family and their true and honest love for this country!!!

    1. Well said Glinda ! Totally agree & I’m waiting for his return & he will be back ! Love him & his family dearly !

    2. You said this very good. I am encouraged by the statement President Trump made yesterday as he departed for Florida. “I will be back later in some fashion.” I’m depending on that.

    3. God Bless President Trump 🙏❤️🙏❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
      The best president America has ever had!!!

  6. This GREAT AMERICA is in deep trouble and seems they don’t give a damn. Money is all they want hellwith WE THE PROPLE. Oh by the way what about PELOusi s Son In Law right beside one of the highest ANTIFA man like they are FRIENDS. She’s afraid of TRUMP he knows WHO is to BLAME for the RZiZoTS

  7. The way things are shaping up this country is in for one turmoil four year run, unless things change in 2022 and the dems in the house and senate are defeated. That is the only way things will get changed. This country is doomed because democrats have no common sense about anything other that what they can steal and cheat to get. That’s the dems american way. This country will be a third world slum within just a few short years unless we eliminate the democratic party. Good Luck and God bless America.

  8. This country will not be safe until all of the Satanists and pedophiles are removed from both the democrat and the republican parties.

  9. President Trump’s supporters are not going anywhere. America first or you will primaried. I guess they didn’t believe us when we said support President Trump and OUR COUNTRIES citizens or you will be done as a party. Well you had your chance. I will never trust a word that comes out of a Democrate or Republican’s mouth ever again. Over 80 million strong and we will not put up with the crap that is going on. So yes Republican party elected officials you should be worried. Most are DONE with each and everyone of you! You make me sick!

  10. You are seeing the beginning of an implosion with both parties. There are four camps – Right Wing Extremists vrs. Conservatives. Liberals vrs. Far Left Extremists. Many in the liberal camp have had their fill also. They will all eat each other until it implodes and we are no longer prevalent as a nation. It will happen if common sense does not return to our government.

  11. We have to remember the backstabbing such as mitch McConnell I dont see how he can look us in the face he needs to take his china wife and go the hell to China he is so sticking love you Trump see you in four years gone but never forgotten

  12. The Republican Party lead by McConnell are nothing but wimps. McConnell has his hands in wife chinese cookie jar.

  13. Just switched to unaffiliated so I can vote for real conservatives not republican rinos. When our real patriot president starts a new party I will be there.

  14. From someone who was once a Republican and is now an Independent, I have this to say…..and I will be brief but to the point: If they want to survive and win the Presidency or any other high office from now on, they would be well advised to be a lot more careful in choosing candidates than they were in choosing Donald Trump.

  15. A third party needs to be recognized that is not Trump Republicans or rino Republicans but a Patriot party. A party that is conservative and abides by constitutional law, that represents the people not themselves.

  16. If the Republicans currently in office do not support President Trump then they need to go to another party. We need Republicans that put Americans First instead of the lobbyist. That is why Donald Trump won the election in the first place. McConnel needs to go and have someone who supports the leader of the Republican party and not a sellout.

  17. Give them enough rope they will hang themselves. Or eat each other alive! The demonrats are like rabid wolves, wanting to destroy all Trump Supporters. Any Republican that votes to impeach Trump should be out the doir! Enough of the rinos, wimps, sissies, who only think of themselves, they forget, we voted them in, we can vote them out! And we need term limits in congress, senate and scotus! One term and done, and not be permitted to run for any other government office. And NO secret service protection, NO big pensions, NO free medical, once they are out, they get what they EARNED, nothing more! And—- they need to cut their salaries in half, only get paid hourly minimum wage for the hours they work, which are few. No flights on military aircraft unless they are traveling on authorized government business! That would save tax payers a bundle! And, once they leave office as president, they should not continue to get all the perks they do now, once they are no longer President, they are regular citizens, they should not be entitled to all they get now.

  18. As candidates, the Republicans welcomed, asked for, even begged for Trumps help to get elected. When he needed them, they turned on like rats fleeing a sinking ship. The ship would not have sunk if they had stood and fought. I and others will remember who ran and who fought.

    1. The Republican Party is what ruined Trumps bid to be re elected.they did not support him at all during his term, with the exception of a few.

  19. Unless the Republican party purges itself of the SWAMP Establishment it has ZERO relevance in the future and a new party MUST be formed that is for the people not the ESTABLISHMENT which is controlled by and promoting the New World Order Agenda. The truth is that just like in the Democrat party the Republican party is composed of people who are threatened and intimidated on specific NWO agenda interests, bribed, ignorant not knowing what they are doing, and those complicit with the agenda which is against the Constitution and the interests of the American people as a whole who love this country and desire good

  20. Since this is now acceptable rhetoric per the illustrious lori stinkfoot. I have two words for mitch the sob and the rest of you rino’s. The first word begins with an F and the second word is you.

  21. I am a native born Texan and will never vote for anyone of the “Rhino bunch” again! I will actively campaign against them in my area. I am so sick of the Bush family. They are as bad as the Clinton family and need to be drummed out of Texas and politics. Yes I was a fool and voted for both of them. The other choice was even worse than them. The problem with politics you do not have a real choice the ordinary people cannot scrape enough money together for all the fees and travel expenses. It is a rich mans game. See you at the polls if we ever get to vote again

  22. There is no need to VOTE until the voting process is resolved. We now have the China Communist Party in our White House. All you have to do to see this is watch any media news; they too are shocked at all of this.
    The media and most Americans are saying we need TRUMP!

    11 Republicans turned their back on Voter Fraud, now they will never be voted for again, the only way they can win again is VOTER FRAUD!

  23. It is time for us to stand up the evil establishment Republicans. I like the idea that those of us who support President Trump to form our own political party: The Patriot Party and give the establishment Republicans the mercy killing the party well deserves.

  24. I remember in the mid_1960’s how Ronald Reagan was badly criticized for leaving the Democrat party. Mr. Reagan correctly responded, “I did not leave the Democrat Party; the Democrat Party left me.”
    Now, we are seeing the same thing in the Republican Party.
    The Democrats are now “kissing cousins” to Communists.
    The Republicans don’t want to be loyal American Patriots anymore.
    You know, tainted money is still money and it still talks —- evil —– but it talks.
    With more than 70% of our voters being unable to read / write at a functional level, they can neither think or reason correctly for themselves. Therefore, neither do they know the difference between good and evil, or right and wrong. They have left themselves WIDE OPEN to be deceived. So, they wind up believing lies.
    I was raised to be a Democrat.
    Between George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barak Obama, I am now Independent.
    Regardless of labels, “I was born American. I live American. I die American.” A red, white and blue PATRIOT I am. What about you?

  25. Trump is the only true Republican the rest are wish rush people. Trump is the only one who does what he promised to do the rest lie to us

  26. The Riño Republicans need to be removed from any position except a new y in congress this mean an emediate removal of McConnal from the position of minority leader in the Senate his mealy mouth request to delay action on Trump was a fake attempt to make Repulícan he supports!!!!!

  27. The support for President Trump has grown by leaps and bounds more since the election. I am working on turning Demo Voters for President Trump. If we get into their camp no Democrap Gremlin candidate will get into the House, Senate, or Whitehouse. Next we must get rid of the Rino’s and to do that we must research New Candidates and find what they stand for and who they work for. We also must research their history and never listen to the media.

  28. The main part of the Supreme Court’s job is OVERSIGHT, and if someone or some state is violating the constitution, then the court should step in, whether or not there is a complaint or brief filed in a lower court or the high court directly. If the court is not doing this, then the court is not doing the due diligence it is suppose to do, to protect the constitution. And if the court is not going to do its job, then it is up to we the people to do the job, and if we have to do the job then we just as well fire the court, we are the only ones that can. It makes no difference if a judge is conservative or liberal if the judge does not follow the constitution. The constitution was not put there to protect the administration, the legislature, or the court, it was put there to protect we the people, from the government period, by putting in guide lines for the government to follow. When the government does not want to follow, then we the people have the right and the power to change or remove the government. I think that the court gets so tongue tied with the literal meaning of the law that it forgets what the most important part of its job is. OVERSIGHT.

    Since officials in a number of states have taken it upon themselves to make laws with out the legislative bodies in those states, that the constitution gives the legislative bodies the power to do. They are ignoring the constitution, and need to be reigned in. It is past time for the SCROTUS to do its due diligence, and step in, if the SCROTUS does not wish to do so, then we the people will have to do the job of the court, and we will not need the court.
    Liberals think that they can change the laws just by wishing it, and that is wrong. That is the way kings, queens, tyrants, and dictators rule. and that is why our forefathers wrote the constitution, to keep the corrupt from getting in power in government. That is why we have come to the point of needing to set term limits and to remove immunity that protects those that would try to abuse their position by creating greater transparency in the government.

    Just like they did with the Hunter Biden scandal, the fake news and the media, are covering up what states are doing to hide the evidence. It is not only in the so-called battle ground states. The governors and judges, and election officials in these states, are violating the law and the constitution of the United States, by making laws illegally, and suppressing the evidence, by refusing to allow ballots, and machines to be investigated. As much as I hate to say this the Supreme Court is condoning this behavior, by not enforcing the constitution. This is their job, to protect the constitution by enforcing it. The Supreme Courts job of oversight does not end because a case is not filed in a lower court. There is nothing in the constitution that says the Supreme Court it’s self cannot call on the DOJ or Superior Court to take action on such matters, and for it not to do so is negligence.
    As I have said before and will repeat.
    Liberals think that they can change the laws just by wishing it, and that is wrong. That is the way kings, queens, tyrants, and dictators rule.

    The constitution was not put there to protect the administration, the legislature, or the court, it was put there to protect we the people, from the government, by putting in guide lines for the government to follow.

    U.S. Code Section 242 of Title 18, Deprivation of rights under color of law, makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
    For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties.

    Some states have gotten the idea that they can just change laws because they want to. However that is not the case, when a state becomes a state they sign on to the constitution and the bill of rights, and all of the laws contained with in the constitution. These are the over riding laws of the land, and apply to all states, and can not be just dismissed out of hand by any state governor, state legislature, or any state official, or local officials. It does not work that way. The constitution and the bill of rights can not be changed by any government body be it federal state or local. Changes to the constitution and the bill of rights can only be made by we the people. Not with E.O. or legislation by any governing body, or any whim of someone on the supreme court. This is to keep government from usurping the power of the people.

    The supreme Court is “appointed” to oversee the implementation of the constitution, and the protection of the constitution, by enforcing the constitution.
    Lately it would seem that the Supreme Court is neglecting its role of oversight, and enforcement. Which means it is not protecting the constitution.

    The Supreme Court is being negligent in its duty of oversight, of a number of states that have violated the constitution, by letting officials make laws illegally, instead of the legislatures in those states. This falls squarely in the scope of the Supreme Court. Whether or not any complaint has been filed in any other court or the Supreme Court Directly. This is the job of the Supreme Court in its roll of oversight, in the protection of the constitution. I am sorely disappointed by the Supreme Courts actions or lack there of, to do what is necessary to protect the constitution and thereby the country and the people. Trump thought he appointed three conservatives to the Supreme Court, I think he guessed wrong.

  29. Ah, Gary M. You get the conservative judges you and McConnel and Trump asked for, but strangely enough they have brains and don’t buy your garbage. The UnAmerican Digest is on its way into oblivion, fortunately.

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