According to a new polls out, including Gallup, support for the Republican Party is declining by double digits as the GOP continues open civil war within its ranks. The problem with the Republican Party is that we are feeding a massage of “fear and division” says Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger. “We know what the Democratic Party stands for and wants, what they believe, it’s pretty clear, but when you look at what’s coming out of the Republican Party, the message isn’t about here’s what we stand for, it’s about how bad that person is or some conspiracy about someone else, or even about how this part of the establishment or that part wants to take over some other part” says William Jefferson, a Republican Party committee chair from Texas.
In a survey by CBS News and YouGov, 70 percent of Republicans said they would join or consider joining a new political party started by Donald Trump. Only about 40% said they would actually change their political party if pressed. Many say Republicans are being disloyal to Trump, but Kinzinger and Jefferson both argue “we are suppose to be loyal to the office of the president, the constitution, not a person. So many countries in history fell after the population of that country elected and became loyal to a person” says Jefferson. “When we support a person, when we are loyal to a fault to a person, we can no longer see the bigger picture, we believe anything that person says as though its fact” says Jefferson.
“We need to hold the Republican Party together at all costs, and put aside our differences and move on. The Trump era is over for now, it’s time to move forward. If we don’t, both parties that emerge from this splintering will be smaller than the Democratic Party, and we will no longer have a seat at the table in making laws and guiding policy for America” says Jessica Wells, a Republican strategist in D.C. who does work for the Republican Party as well as several Republican politicians around the country.
“I feel duped.” That is a line said by Jacob Chansley, the horned protestor at the U.S. Capitol building, but also by an increasing number of Trump supporters around the country. Now that they don’t have a social media news feed serving them more and more Trump claims, they have been forced to look at and see other sides to the same event and many have comes to realize that the hype they bought into wasn’t founded on fact, and they they are hardly Republicans themselves according to Wells.
--I'm Ryan Cortez, an independent conservative writer of social topics.