The golden "carving" of the Republican holding the United States Constitution in his right hand is just another reliable evidence of the former president's authority in a Republican forum dominated by Trumpism, to the point that Donald Trump Jr.
He said he voted for Trump, but "didn't really care for him". Before explaining why he acquitted the former president, McConnell called Trump's actions "unconscionable" and said that he "bears moral responsibility" for the riot.
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Asked by Mr Baier whether the Senate minority leader would support Mr Trump if he won the party's presidential nomination in 2024, Mr McConnell offered a succinct reply: "Absolutely". "And I assure you that it will solidify Donald Trump and all of your feelings about the MAGA movement as the future of the Republican Party".
"We can not - we will not - go back to the days of the failed Republican establishment of yesteryear", said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who outlined a new Trumpian GOP agenda focused on restrictive immigration policies, opposition to China and limiting military engagement.
Still, on Saturday, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, a Freedom Caucus member and one of the chief deniers of the results - who was the surprise keynote speaker at a conference Friday night in Orlando, Florida, where speakers spread white nationalist rhetoric - reignited conspiracies about the election being rigged. Former Ambassador Richard Grenell, who served as acting director of national intelligence in the Trump administration, is reportedly laying the groundwork for a gubernatorial bid if the effort to recall Newsom is successful, according to Politico.
Their relationship soured after Trump's denial of his November 3 defeat and relentless efforts to reverse the voters' verdict with his baseless claims that Democrats fraudulently stole the election.
Meadows went on to say that Trump's keynote address is intended as a planning tool for the next administration.
"Libertad" shouted at the end of his speech Cruz, who appears as one of the potential candidates for the 2024 Republican primary, alongside fellow Hispanic Senator Marco Rubio.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Arguing that the former president was "still liable for everything he did while he was in office", McConnell notedthat Trump "watched television happily as the chaos unfolded" and accused him of "disgraceful dereliction of duty".
Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union that hosts CPAC, set up the 2022 wager during a panel discussion with Mr.
Former U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer followed up by saying Trump may not be done yet.
Trump has kept a relatively low profile since he left the White House on January 20. Gallup reported this month that Trump's approval among self-described Republicans stood at 94%.
Senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told Axios that the former president plans to remain a force in the GOP's future.