Arrival of pro-Trump radicals in Congress raises fear in US

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There are a few supporters of Donald Trump’s theory that the 2020 election won by Joe Biden was stolen and lost in the midterm elections in the United States, but many take seats in Congress, fueling fears of chaos in the United States.

Voters in so-called “swing states” (the vote oscillates for one party or the other) have disproved this theory, but Trump continues to have the support of the Republican Party base he relied on to launch his election. The campaign for the White House race is in 2024.

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“Realistically, we know we’re about to witness the Donald J. Trump show, Act II, Scene I,” said Aron Solomon, political analyst at legal marketing agency Esquire Digital, about the next two years.

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“No matter how long we wait for Congress to focus on the building blocks needed to restore a greater and deeper faith in democracy… We are about to witness a soap opera of unprecedented proportions, so we must tighten our belts.” Additional.

The November 8 election result was interpreted as a wake-up call for the more radical Republican far right, as the party failed to gain control of the Senate and won a minimum majority in the House of Representatives despite “red wave” predictions. “, the color of the republicans.

But two years after Trump addressed the crowd that occupied the Capitol in a failed attempt to stop President Biden’s affirmation of victory, those who reject the 2020 election result will be the vast majority at the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives. .


The “Grand Old Party,” or GOP, lost most of its key races in the Senate after complaints about the quality of candidates supported by Trump from its ranks.

But the nearly 170 Republicans who rejected the 2020 result won seats in the House and will greatly influence the election of the president, the person who oversees the day-to-day parliament.

Many belong to the strict House Freedom Caucus, which usually has between 35 and 45 members and is expected to have a voice in pushing Trump’s agenda against his political enemies.

With a democratic-majority Senate and a more right-wing House of Representatives, observers are waiting for two years of legislative recession and endless investigations into the Biden administration rather than taking action on crime or inflation, among other issues.

The pro-democracy group United Action estimates that by 2023, about one-third of the country will be represented by a governor, attorney general or foreign minister who question the legitimacy of elections.

These are key positions in 2020 where attempts by Trump and his supporters to cancel the election results in their states are under control.

Deniers in the Senate will include Rand Paul of Kentucky and JD Vance of Ohio.

“Democracy can win”

Some politicians accused of spreading misinformation, such as pro-Trump Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, as well as former Vice President Mike Pence’s brother Greg Pence, won a House of Representatives seat.

Democrat Elaine Luria, who was on the House committee investigating the Capitol attack, was defeated by an election denier.

“The results of the midterm elections are worth celebrating. Most voters refused to delegate their votes to those who rejected the election,” said Thania Sánchez of States United Action.

“But we must take into account that those who reject the election have won state-wide positions in some races, while in some states they have already occupied positions of power (…) The threat to our democracy is not over”.

“What the 2020 election showed was that democracy can prevail in an unprecedented effort to reverse the election results of fair, free and fair elections,” said Jocelyn Benson, re-elected Michigan Secretary of State.

With the ‘midterm exams’, “the second act resulted in a success in the name of democracy, just like the first act”, but “now we have the third act: 2024 presidential elections”.

22.11.2022 16:58

source: Noticias

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