Is the Toxic Trump GOP Now a Captive of the Lunatic Fringe?
We begin with the majority of House Republican still standing by Trump after he had his supporters attack and ransack their workplace and threaten their Vice President’s life. Admittedly many more would have voted to impeach Trump but for the fact they are terrified that his mob could turn on them and threaten them and their family’s lives which just goes to show where we are with the toxic Trump GOP now a captive of the lunatic fringe. Mike Lofgren, a 28 year veteran of Congress who was a senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget Committees and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted, joins us. We discuss his article at Common Dreams, “A Layman’s Guide to Spotting Sedition, Treason, and Lunacy in General” and the statement calling for Trump’s Removal From Office which he signed along with hundreds of former Republican Administration officials. With Democratic members calling for investigations into whether some of their Republican colleagues aided and abetted the domestic terrorists who stormed and vandalized to capitol, we assess what it will take to de-radicalize the GOP and whether Trump can keep his base funding his plans to run in 2024 after having shaken them down for a quarter of a billion dollars in his bogus “Stop the Steal “campaign. Or will McConnell see to it that Trump is banned from holding any future office?
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