Donald Trump may or may not be the future of the Republican Party. There are many reasons why it couldn’t be. Especially after the Supreme Court ruled that New York State could see Trump’s tax returns.
And if the Republican candidate isn’t Trump, the field for the 2024 candidate is wide open. Despite the July 6 riot, Josh Hawley hopes he might be the guy. On Wednesday, an MSNBC panel spoke about how the Missouri Senator is addressing the “Trumpiest” part of the grassroots.
Nicolle Wallace asked the panel about Hawley’s decision to oppose a domestic terrorist law. Panelist Peter Baker weighed:
“The problem here is the fault, and he’s obviously feeling the heat. He’s been made a Republican not only by Democrats but also by fellow Republicans like John Danforth, former Senator from Missouri, and one of his mentors who said supporting him was one of his biggest mistakes. He was upset by his home newspapers. He tries to distance himself from the January 6th actions by accusing some of the more extreme people on the right that the government is really to blame. Excessive government power is the real problem here, and that speaks to some in the crowd on the day. “
Wallace then remarked: “He appeals and defends the actions, everyone who testified yesterday were white supremacists. I don’t understand the whole framework. When they say sit around and let’s defend the white supremacists, let’s defend – why are they rowing against the information mission against January 6th? “
Courtesy of MSNBC, watch a clip of the following segment:
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