Why Some Republicans Are Avoiding Trump

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(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – House Republicans in vulnerable positions have been careful about addressing the conviction of former President Trump in the hush money trial. 

Many Republican leaders have defended Trump both during the trial and after the guilty verdict on all 34 counts of falsifying business records. Over half of the 17 House Republicans that are in seats located in districts that were won in the 2020 presidential election by President Joe Biden have chosen not to speak up about the issue. 

This circumstance has further highlighted what moderate Republicans in purple districts have to deal with during the Trump era. Trump has taken over the Republican conservative base and has even broadened the party’s appeal by bringing in many liberals. However, independents have been alienated from the group and many centrist Republican voters have been moving away from voting for the party. 

Many swing-district GOP members have also opted to maintain their distance from Trump in an attempt to maintain their seats. Trump on the other hand has been calling for everyone to exhibit loyalty to him and has promised revenge on anyone who doesn’t get it. 

Following the hush money trial of the former President, the divide within the party has become even more prominent as many Republicans have chosen to remain quiet after the conviction. The hush money payment was paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about their alleged affair prior to the 2016 presidential election. 

Rep. Don Bacon (Neb.) argued that everyone needed to do what they considered wise. Bacon is in a district that Biden had won by 6 percentage points.

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