Today was a very bad day for Republican politicians. Here’s a few things that happened:
Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chair of the RNC, announced she will step down later this month. Since she became the chair in 2017, the Republicans have done poorly in 3 elections, including losing a presidential election, and is doing terribly in fundraising. So you might think she is leaving because she is doing a bad job. But no, the reason she is leaving is because Donald Trump has been badmouthing her, and last weekend announced about her, “I would say right now, there’ll probably be some changes made.” But as you might guess, McDaniel is not the problem, Trump is the problem.
Trump has completely taken control of the Republican party, and McDaniel does whatever Trump tells her to do. And of course, when Trump fails, it is always someone else’s fault. So the Republicans are going to get some new RNC chair right in the middle of a presidential election.
Next, as you probably already know, Trump ordered GOP Senators to kill the bipartisan bill to fix the immigration problems at the Southern border. The only reason he did this was because he can’t stand for Biden to have any “wins“. As a result, everyone now knows that Trump doesn’t want to fix the border, he just wants to use it to score political points. It is likely that this will backfire, since even Republicans are condemning it.
Next up, the House Republicans decided to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas today for not doing his job to protect the southern border, but they miscounted how many votes they had, and the impeachment failed. So not only did they fail to pass the bipartisan bill to fix the immigration problems, their hypocritical attempt to blame it on Mayorkas failed.
But wait, there’s more! The Republicans insisted that funding for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan be included in the immigration bill. But they just torpedoed that bill, so instead they brought up a bill that only included funding for Israel. You guessed it — that bill also failed. Which is a big loss for Trump because he loves strongmen like Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Last, but not least, an appeals court slammed Trump down today, pointing out that being president does not mean that Trump is immune from criminal prosecution. That means that Trump can be tried (and convicted) of the Jan 6 insurrection. May he rot in jail.