Politics Trump threatens MAGA backers won't vote if GOP won't take on 'fraud'
Trump Starts New MAGA Again PAC to Support Candidates, Still No 2024 Announcement
Trump is looking to financially support those "who have proven to be fighters of the MAGA movement," with the formation of the new committee.The former president's team said assets from the former PAC would be transferred to this new PAC and used to support candidates "who have proven to be fighters of the MAGA movement and President Trump's many accomplishments.
Former Presidentissued a stark warning to Republicans as he continued to repeat his allegations of voter 'fraud': back his ongoing efforts or Republicans 'will not be voting' in the off-year elections and beyond.
Trump made the threat in one of a flurry of statements from his 'Save America' PAC Wednesday, after once again claiming he 'won' the election.
If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ‘22 or ‘24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.'
Virginia GOP candidate tests school fight message for 2022
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — When Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during the Virginia governor’s debate last week that he doesn’t believe “parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” his opponent pounced. Republican Glenn Youngkin quickly turned the footage into a digital ad, then announced spending $1 million on a commercial airing statewide proclaiming that “Terry went on the attack against parents.” Youngkin's campaign has since foundedRepublican Glenn Youngkin quickly turned the footage into a digital ad, then announced spending $1 million on a commercial airing statewide proclaiming that “Terry went on the attack against parents.
Trump's attack comes asleaders are eyeing the 2022 elections as potential takeover opportunity, with Democrats holding just three-vote majority in the House. The is split 50-50.
With covid still raging, built-in advantages, historical trends for off-year elections, the GOP stands a chance to stop or slow much of the Biden agenda with a strong performance in 2022.
Trump's push comes days after he secured yet another example of his takeover of the GOP – even after his election overturn effort which followed Joe Biden's electoral college and popular vote win.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Senate president pro tempore, stood on stage with Trump and accepted his endorsement at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in a state that launched Trump's improbable 2016 win.
Lewandowski Demanded Cash After MAGA-Land Kicked Him to the Curb
Last week, Donald Trump announced the exile of his confidant and former top campaign aide Corey Lewandowski, with advisers banishing him from leading a major pro-Trump super PAC, following sexual-misconduct allegations against the loyalist from a big GOP donor. But Lewandowski, initially, wouldn’t go, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. What followed, the sources described, was what amounted to stages of denial and bargaining before ultimately being abandoned by the world he claimed to dominate.Lewandowski, at first privately and then publicly through a lawyer, denied the details of the alleged incident. When that didn’t work, he resisted leaving.
'Trump won! Trump won! Trump won!,' his Iowa supporters cheered.
'He did. He did. Thank you,' said Trump.
Grassley, 88, is seeking his eighth Senate term.
Said Grassley: 'If I didn't accept the endorsement of a person that's got 91% of the Republican voters in Iowa I wouldn't be too smart. I'm smart enough to accept that endorsement.'
Grassley had blasted Trump the day after the riot. 'Sadly, yesterday he displayed poor leadership in his words and actions, and he must take responsibility,' he said then.
Trump has not yet said if he plans to run again in 2024, but he enjoys broad support within the GOP and has been flexing his muscles through other endorsements, going after 'never Trumpers' while GOP legislators seek to change state election laws.
A group of anonymous GOP lawmakers said in a recent article in the Hill they hoped Trump would not win. But few are willing to confront him by name on the record.
Arizona GOP Official Says Majority of State Republicans Know Election Fraud Claims 'All BS'
They "know it's all BS, but need to be seen doing something," said Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer.Stephen Richer, a Republican who serves as the Maricopa County recorder, previously explained how he voted for and campaigned for Trump. However, he has expressed frustration with fellow Republicans who continue to baselessly allege that Trump lost in his county and Arizona due to voter fraud.
Trump blasted a House select committee probing the Jan. 6th Capitol riot earlier Wednesday.
'Why isn’t the January 6th Unselect Committee of partisan hacks studying the massive Presidential Election Fraud, which took place on November 3rd and was the reason that hundreds of thousands of people went to Washington to protest on January 6th?' Trump said.
'Look at the numbers now being reported on the fraud, which we now call the “Really Big Lie.” You cannot study January 6th without studying the reason it happened, November 3rd,' he said, again suggesting he won.
'If we had an honest media this Election would have been overturned many months ago, but our media is almost as corrupt as our political system!' said Trump.
Democrats pounced on Trump's statement within minutes.
'Like we’ve been telling everyone — the Republican Party is Donald Trump’s party, and this is what happens when Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy bend over backwards to indulge his dangerous lies, failed leadership, and complete incompetence,' said the DNC, mentioning the Senate and House minority leaders.
'Republicans can’t have it both ways — they can’t kiss Donald Trump’s ring and then also refuse to answer for his most egregious lies that led to the violent January 6 assault on the Capitol and continue to undermine our democracy. Donald Trump’s stranglehold on the Republican Party speaks to their complete ideological bankruptcy and is the anvil around their necks going into 2022.'
A top GOP committee sent a message accusing supporters who hadn't donated of being traitors: 'You abandoned Trump.' .
The National Republican Congressional Committee sent a fundraising email to donors offering them a "final chance" to prove their loyalty.The National Republican Congressional Committee sent a fundraising message this month threatening supporters who had not yet donated, calling them a "traitor," The Washington Post reported.