In 2022, the main thing that unites the Republican Party is bigotry and hatred. hatred of black people. Hatred of (non-white) immigrants. Hatred of anyone who is not a Christian. Hatred of the LGBTQ+ community. Which is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s literally been paying attention that a number of GOP lawmakers seem reluctant to publicly condemn donald trump‘s recent dinner with two men who have made a name for themselves as virulent anti-Semites.
Axios reports that a handful of Republicans have spoken out against Trump’s dinner Kanye “Death Con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE” West (aka “Ye”) and Holocaust-denying white supremacist Nick Fuentes, Many members of the party “have been largely silent,” with spokespersons for nearly two dozen GOP House and Senate members — including “party leaders” and people who literally “co-chair caucuses and task forces focused on Judaism or anti-Semitism” are – this declined to respond to requests for comment. While the outlet points out that lawmakers’ refusal to criticize the dinner speaks to “the stranglehold Trump still has on the Republican Party,” it seems more likely that these people, like Trump, don’t want disgruntled voters , who were actually very pleased to see the ex-President and current candidate for office dining with people who have expressed such views.
Among the small group of Republicans who opposed last week’s dinner, the trend seems to be that the only ones who really castigated Trump are those leaving Congress in January (Rep Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger) or currently hold no positions within the party (former governor of NJ Chris Christie). During the current GOP legislature james comer, who is likely to be the next chair of the House Oversight Committee, responded to the matter meet the press, his mild criticism left much to be desired; He told the morning show that Trump “needs better judgment about who he’s dining with.” Among the elected officials who actually offered a full-bodied sentencing were Rep. Don Bacon, the GOP co-chair of the Caucus for the Advancement of Torah Values, who told Axios of the meeting, “I am appalled,” and Senator Bill Cassidy, who tweeted: “President Trump, having racist anti-Semites at dinner, encourages other racist anti-Semites. These attitudes are immoral and should not be nurtured.” (He added, obviously incorrectly, “This is not the Republican Party.”) Late Monday, Senator John Thun said Trump’s dinner with Fuentes is a “bad idea on every level” and the person who planned it should be fired
For his part, Trump has not felt the need to deny the views of his two table companions. He also didn’t invoke the fact that he has a Jewish daughter and son-in-law as of Monday afternoon to justify eating with people who are open about their hatred of Jews, but it’s believed to be in the works.
Oh, but we do!
The MyPillow guy wants to run the Republican Party
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/11/surprise-a-number-of-republicans-dont-want-to-condemn-donald-trumps-dinner-with-a-couple-of-antisemites Surprise: A number of Republicans do not want to condemn Donald Trump’s dinner with a few anti-Semites