After January 6, Trump’s control of U.S. Republicans still exists | Donald Trump News

Washington DC – Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s control of the Republican Party has been tightening since he stepped down, even though he faced controversy and widespread criticism after the riots in the Capitol last year.

David Schultz, a professor of political science at Hamlin University in St. Paul, Minnesota, explained that part of the reason he continues to dominate is that Trump is still a “charismatic” figure that attracts the enthusiasm of Republican voters.

“Trump is very successful in capturing people through fear, prejudice and emotions,” Schultz told Al Jazeera. “The Republican Party is now Trump. Without Trump, I don’t think there would be a Republican Party.”

Whether Trump’s tremendous influence can be sustained is an open question.The recent political trends are in his favor, but Keep investigating Enter his role in the January 6th uprising and its ongoing Legal Issues It poses a risk to his real estate business in New York.


Despite being impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on the charge of “sedition”, Trump continued to deny that he played a role in the riots and made false claims that the results of the 2020 election that he lost to President Joe Biden were rigged.

After the Republican leader gave a speech, a group of his supporters stormed into the building. Inflammatory speech Near the White House, he urged the crowd to “fight like hell” and “stop stealing.”

Trump also tried to prevent the U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6 incident from obtaining White House documents related to the riots, accusing lawmakers involved in the investigation of covering up the facts.

Although this may hurt Trump because most Americans believe that January 6 is an attempt to subvert the 2020 election, it helps to inspire Republican voters to buy products sold by the former president.

“Trump has strong support from the public,” Matthew Dickinson, a professor of political science at Middlebury College in Vermont, told Al Jazeera.

“Donald Trump is the most famous Republican politician, so whether you like him or hate him-frankly, I think most of the Republican establishment [doesn’t] Like him – your election fate has to do with Donald Trump’s ability Mobilize voters On your behalf. “

Political influence

Trump is open to the prospect of returning to the White House in 2024 and actively supports Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. So far, Trump has supported about 85 Republican candidates for public office, including some challengers of current Republicans who have broken with Trump.

In Georgia, Trump lost a key state in 2020. The former president recruited and supported a group of political candidates for the next election, including former American football star Herschel Walker and former Senator David Purdue.

In fact, Trump’s support can make or destroy a candidate. Charles Block, a professor of political science at the University of Georgia, said that he supported Purdue University against Republican Governor Brian Camp, which gave Purdue a boost and hurt Camp.

“He convinced Republican officials that his blessing is important to their political future, and his curse is fatal,” Bullock told Al Jazeera.

President Donald Trump embraces Georgia's Senate candidate Herschel Walker at a rally to save the United States.In September 2021, former President Donald Trump embraces the Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker at the “Save America” rally in Perry, Georgia [File: Ben Gray/AP Photo)

In Arizona, Trump is planning to hold a political rally on January 15 to support former local news anchor Kari Lake for governor. Lake has said she believes Trump, not Biden, won the 2020 election in Arizona, even though three state audits showed Biden won.

“I’m honored to have President Trump’s endorsement. And I’m thrilled that he’s coming to Florence, Arizona, January 15 for his first rally of 2022. Let’s make this his biggest rally yet. I will see you there!” Lake tweeted on January 2.

In Alaska, a state Trump won twice, he has endorsed Kelly Tshibaka, a Republican state official who is challenging incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski, one of seven Republican senators who voted to impeach Trump for the January 6 insurrection.

Trump endorsed Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy on condition Dunleavy would not endorse Murkowski. “If Mike endorses her, which is his prerogative, my endorsement of him is null and void, and of no further force or effect!” Trump said in a statement.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, walks to the chamber at the Capitol.Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who voted to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, faces a Trump-backed challenger in her 2022 fight for re-election [File: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo]

Mid-term elections

To be sure, Trump’s continued influence in the Republican Party and his future political prospects will be tested in the upcoming November election. Although the Republican is ready to perform this year, his past record of victory and defeat in endorsements has been affected.

Some Republicans worry that the party struggle triggered by the renewal of Trump’s dissatisfaction in the Republican primary election may cause the Democrats to suffer losses in the general election.

In Georgia, Trump caused an internal fight among Republicans by prompting Purdue University, which lost the Senate reelection campaign last year, to compete with the incumbent Republican Camp.Camp once angered Trump He proved Biden won the 2020 general election in Georgia.

Nationwide, the Alaska campaign put Trump competing with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who supported Murkowski.

    Trump's followers, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, Matt Gates, and Louis Gommert are the new faces of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives.Trump followers, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, Matt Gates, and Louis Gommert are the new faces of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives [J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo]

But the other part that keeps Trump relevant is the fierce partisanship that currently dominates U.S. politics. Analysts say this is the division of parties in congressional districts that has marginalized the moderate voices of both parties.

Although some Republicans rejected Trump’s narrative, including Representative Adam KinsingerMost people who voted for Trump’s impeachment but will not seek re-election in the mid-term are aligned with Trump.

At the same time, a group of outspoken members of the House of Representatives, including Representatives Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Green, Matt Gates, and Paul Gosall, have become the main cheerleaders for his message in Congress.

Thomas Volgie, a professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, told Al Jazeera: “Trump has been calling on the right-wing base of the Republican Party, and he managed to catch it.”

“When you adopt constituency divisions, identity politics, and punish people who speak different tones in your own party… it makes it difficult for people to leave.”