Since the Democrats failed to convict Donald Trump for a second time in the Senate, he won’t be prohibited from running for President again in 2024.
But some establishment Republicans are still hoping to purge Donald Trump from the GOP.
And Newt Gingrich just sent a warning to Mitch McConnell about trying to exile Trump from the Republican Party.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich recently appeared on John Catsimatidis’ New York City radio show to talk about what the political future holds for Donald Trump.
During the interview, Gingrich talked about how GOP insiders like Mitch McConnell who are trying to purge Trump from the Republican Party are grossly underestimating Trump’s popularity in the party and making a huge mistake by working against him.
“[W]hat’s very striking is that President Trump still has such enormous reach in the party that nobody can fight him,” said Gingrich.
“I mean, you can complain about him. You can criticize him. But McConnell can’t possibly fight Trump. He doesn’t have a big enough base. And it’s also a reminder that there is sort of an establishment insider party that sits around at cocktail parties in Washington. And then there’s this huge country outside of Washington. And that country in 2015, by about two to one, did not like the Republican leadership in the Congress, and that was the forerunner of us ending up with Trump as the presidential nominee,” Gingrich continued.
Instead of pledging to oppose Trump-backed candidates in the primaries, Gingrich said McConnell should follow the lead of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy by working with President Trump ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
“I think . . . [Kevin] McCarthy has been much smarter as the House Republican leader to recognize his ability to get the extra seats rests almost entirely on working with Trump – not picking a fight with him,” said Gingrich.
With polls showing 46% of Republicans would leave the party for a new Trump political party if he decided to start a new movement, McConnell would be wise to heed Gingrich’s advice and work with Trump instead of against him like he’s doing right now.
Republicans have a real shot at taking back the House and the Senate from the Democrats in 2022.
But that depends on whether or not Mitch McConnell and the establishment insiders split the party by working against Donald Trump instead of with him to take back the majority.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.