The former president left the presidency about four months ago and his reputation has been severely damaged.
Washington— Donald Trump and his supporters are stepping up their efforts to humiliate — and possibly even remove — members of the party who are seen as unfaithful to the former president and his false claims that the election was stolen last year.
On Capitol Hill, Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-largest Republican member of the House of Representatives, is at risk of losing his job amid a growing public dispute with Trump. In Utah, Senator Mitt Romney is a rare opponent of Trump in the Republican Party. He encountered anger over the weekend and recalled being booed when he was running for president. In Texas, the only Republican who publicly opposed Trump in a crowded special election won the ninth congressional seat.
After a group of supporters sparked a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol to prevent the election results from being certified, Trump left the presidential palace about four months ago and his reputation was severely damaged.
However, recent events have shown that he has restored his political capital, and those who refuse to accept his false statements will find themselves in a defensive state.
Trump’s influence in the party may remain stable in the coming days. In addition to issuing a large number of press releases, if a quasi-independent board of supervisors makes a decision in his favor, his powerful Facebook account can be restored this week.
Although it is too early to draw a clear conclusion on Trump’s success so far this year. Some Republican strategists have privately suggested that there are solid signs that the former president’s strength in his voter base and elected officials has begun to weaken.