The number of former Donald Trump administration officials who were willing to testify at the House hearings on January 6th, spilling the beans on possible criminal behavior by the former president is surprising.
There appears to be a concerted effort by former Trump White House insiders to dash any hopes the former president may have had about running again in 2024 following the devastating testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, the former senior aide to the former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
No other previous president has faced as many criticisms from former employees. This seems to demonstrate their concern for him should he manage to win reelection.
“I don’t think there has ever been a past president who has engendered such little loyalty from his inner circle (yes, I’m counting Richard Nixon). But never mind presidents. How many people have you worked with who think you’re unfit and unstable?” Matt Lewis of the Daily Beast wrote before adding, “I’m guessing that number does not even approach Trump’s.”
“The good news, for those of us who can’t fathom another four years of Trump, is that so far—thanks to the way they’ve been conducted—this seems to be slowly making a dent,” he speculated. “… what we have seen with a year-long accretion of evidence is an almost glacial movement away from Donald Trump (akin to Homer Simpson disappearing into a bush).”
Lewis claims that conservatives are attempting to make Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FLroute )’s past Trump easier in the hopes of recovering the Republican party since they presumably perceive him as Trump’s heir apparent.
He adds, “To be sure, it’s early. Trump has been written off prematurely too many times for me to make that mistake again. But should this trend continue, the Jan. 6 Committee will deserve much of the credit? Likewise, Nancy Pelosi and Democrats will deserve credit for letting Cheney and Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger do most of the talking,” he added “This time around, the public is watching bonafide Republicans ask bonafide Republicans who worked for Trump to describe just how erratic and criminal his presidency was. That seems to have made a difference.”
“The public is getting to see why an astonishing number of Republicans who signed up to Make America Great have decided that the best way to do that is to put America First and make sure he’s not the GOP nominee in 2024,” he concluded.