Almost a quarter of the Republican Senate caucus supports efforts to overthrow the elections because they fear Trump will back them.
Axios reported, “While numerous courts up to the Supreme Court have rejected election challenges from the Trump campaign and other supporters, these senators are concerned that the vote against the president's will will cause him to support an opponent against them in 2022 and beyond. ”
Georgia Senator David Perdue cannot participate in election campaigns because his term expires the night before the results are confirmed and his re-election is not confirmed for two weeks, even if he wins the runoff.
Given the proximity of the runoff elections, it is likely that none of the Republican Senators from Georgia will know their fate before the presidential election is confirmed.
Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley want to run for president in 2024, so they are contesting the election, but the other ten senators are betraying democracy because they are afraid of Trump and believe that he has the power to prime it.
One of Trump's greatest accomplishments was convincing a couple of weak-kneed Republicans that if he doesn't, he has the power to decide their fate.
The coup plotters are playing a dangerous game, and they may soon learn that riot has consequences.
For more discussions on this story, join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC groups.
Follow and like PoliticusUSA on Facebook
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association