Top Texas Lawmaker Urges GOP to Cease Infighting

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Yesterday, House Republicans removed Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership role within the GOP.

The decision against Cheney arrived after weeks of her feuding with and speaking out against the 45th president; it also just so happened that Cheney’s censure of Trump came as House Republicans are relying on the former president to assist them in taking back the House majority from Democrats. 

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On Wednesday, news about Cheney’s removal from leadership trended in the news and across social media. Furthermore, the vote largely pitted pro-Trump Republicans against their anti-Trump counterparts. 

However, GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw warns that all this bickering within the Republican Party could backfire big time, Washington Examiner confirms. 

The Problem with GOP Infighting 

Yesterday, Rep. Crenshaw from Texas spoke directly to Washington Examiner about his thoughts on what’s happening in the Republican Party. Crenshaw remarked that the vote to oust Cheney boils down to nothing more than “drama.”

After denouncing this “drama” as something that Republicans are inflicting upon themselves, the Texas GOP lawmaker explained that he’s tired of it all. Crenshaw informed Washington Examiner that drama and GOP infighting will be the very cause of Republicans losing next year’s midterm races and the 2024 presidential election. 

Another segment of Crenshaw’s latest interview covered his beliefs on the dynamics within the GOP. The Texas Republican explained that much of the party is either “Trump loyalists” or “anti-Trumpers.” Crenshaw then made it plain that he has no interest in this fight and doesn’t fall into either category. 

Finally, the Texas lawmaker urged Republicans as a whole to reject “teams” and focus on principles. 

Trump’s Role in the Republican Party

The divide between pro-Trump Republicans and anti-Trump Republicans ultimately boils down to the former president’s perceived role within the GOP. 

Anti-Trumpers want the 45th president completely purged from the Republican Party. This simply isn’t feasible. Many Republicans remain supportive of Trump and value his contributions to the GOP; as previously stated, Republican leaders, such as Kevin McCarthy, are counting on Trump to help shift the House majority back into the GOP’s column. 

Republicans and conservatives who are against Trump have begun professing that their opposition against the former president is putting “country over party.” Again, this is where the divide between the pro-Trump and anti-Trump segments of the GOP deepens. 

More conservatives than not are supportive of President Trump. As such, anti-Trumpers looking to completely throw the 45th president out of the GOP will continue having an uphill battle to contend with. 

Do you think Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s warnings against GOP infighting are worth paying attention to? How do you believe Republicans will fare in the 2022 and 2024 elections? Share your predictions in the comments section below.