Fox News analyst Juan Williams defied his community’s loyalty to former President Donald Trump in a scathing essay on Monday.
He lambasted Republicans for considering that assist of the twice-impeached election loser will lead to political acquire. Trump backing on Capitol Hill “is way out of touch with political reality,” Williams wrote in an opinion piece for The Hill.
He warned that “politics is speeding into absurdity” ― and it’s coming from these on the proper nonetheless advancing the president’s lies in regards to the election and the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
The essay is titled “The GOP’s Losing Bet On Trump.” Williams, who is usually at odds together with his Fox News colleagues, cited polls indicating that Trump’s recognition is waning and outstanding Republicans want to concentrate.
But current occasions are a surefire signal that they aren’t.
Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia stated the Capitol riot seemed extra like a “normal tourist visit” on videotape, considerably echoing Trump’s revisionist spin on the deadly siege. A bunch of GOP auditors in Arizona stated they’re searching for bamboo in ballots to justify a crackpot concept that 1000’s of illegal ballots from Asia made it into the swing state’s election.
Among outstanding management, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) led the cost to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her excessive submit after she repeatedly referred to as out Trump’s lies. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) stated the Republican celebration can’t develop with out Trump.
Williams asserted that the celebration was within the grips “of distorted thinking” provided that Trump’s unfavorable scores have gotten such an issue that the NRCC reportedly tried to squelch the outcomes of its personal ballot (which additionally famous that President Joe Biden is gaining recognition).
“These reality-based polls threaten to explode the lies propping up Trump as the GOP’s best hope to return to power in Congress and regain the presidency,” Williams wrote, including a dire forecast for conservatives.
“Reality says if the 2022 midterm elections are a referendum on Trump instead of Biden, Republicans will not gain control of either chamber,” he concluded.
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