It's actually not true that wolves eat their young, but it IS true (metaphorically speaking) that the Republicans are eating each other.
Many of the Republican senators that voted to convict Trump have been censured by the party. Bill Cassidy, in fact, was censured the same night.
Pat Tooney was censured by his fellow Republicans in Pennsylvania.
Speaking to KDTV, Washington County Republican Party chair Dave Ball said: “We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing, whatever he said he was doing. We sent him there to represent us, and we feel very strongly that he did not represent us.”
Pardon the French, but that is REALLY a fucked up attitude.
More than 30,00 Republican voters reportedly quit the GOP in the weeks following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Tens of thousands of voters have become former Republicans this month in states including Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, Maryland, Colorado and Florida, according to a Wednesday report from The Hill, citing state statistics. A far smaller number of voters dropped affiliation with the Democratic party during the same time.
In Pennsylvania, almost 10,000 Republicans had parted ways with the GOP by January 25. Of those, 3,476 changed their registration to the Democratic Party, while the rest moved to a third party or remained unaffiliated. The state saw 2,093 Democrats switch to the Republican Party during the same period, while 1,184 become unaffiliated or switched to a third party.
NPR mentioned today that this trend will likely mean that the Republicans will lose badly in 2022, and the rift between Trump and McConnell is just the latest example.
Th die hard Trump supporters are not going to change, but there ARE an awful lot of Republicans who agree with the speech that McConnell made on the day of the vote.
"There is no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day," he said, and added that Mr. Trump watched the events unfold on television. "A mob was assaulting the Capitol in his name," he said. "These criminals were carrying his banners, hanging his flags and screaming their loyalty to him."