CNN’s Chris Cillizza cuts through the political spin and tells you what you need to know.
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Why this Republican is willing to get ‘crushed’ by Trump in 2024
The Point: Kinzinger has no future in the current Republican Party. That may mean he has nothing left to lose.
“Adam Kinzinger had a very interesting answer when asked recently about the prospect of running against Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
‘I would love it. I really would,’ the Illinois Republican congressman told HuffPost. ‘Even if he crushed me, like in a primary, to be able to stand up and call out the garbage is just a necessary thing, regardless of who it is. … I think it’d be fun.'”
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Mitch McConnell’s answer on Trump 2024 makes zero sense
The Point: Over the past 14 months, McConnell has adjusted his position on Trump because the base of the Republican Party never walked away from the former President as the Senate GOP leader clearly hoped they would. But that reality makes McConnell’s current position — in light of his past comments — pretty wild.
“On February 13, 2021, Mitch McConnell said this on the floor of the Senate about Donald Trump’s actions on January 6: ‘Former President Trump’s actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty.’ … which makes what McConnell said less than two weeks later (April 7) seem, well, odd? McConnell said on Fox at the time that he would “absolutely” support Trump if he wound up as the Republican presidential nominee in 2024.”
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Why Mitch McConnell keeps crawling back to Trump
“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had some pretty harsh words for former President Donald Trump following January 6. Despite that, he said he’d still support Trump in 2024. CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks it down.”
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One sentence that sums up Kevin McCarthy’s House speaker problem
The Point: A lack of loyal feelings from Trump spells big trouble for McCarthy as he tries to put together a coalition that would make him House speaker if Republicans retake the majority next fall. A single negative word from the former President could very well doom all of McCarthy’s best-laid plans.
“There’s a sentence in a New York Times profile of Kevin McCarthy — and his pursuit of the House speakership — that should send chills up the spine of any ally of the California Republican.
It’s this one: ‘Current and former aides to [Donald] Trump describe Mr. McCarthy’s relationship with the former president as cordial but lacking in any loyalty.’ “
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