Report: GOP Leaders Broke with Trump after Jan. 6

Photo: The New York Times

The Facts

  • New reporting from the NY Times claims that top Republican lawmakers in both houses of Congress sharply broke with former President Trump in the days after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

  • The reporting, based on a forthcoming book by Times correspondents, alleges that GOP leaders in both houses of Congress thought Trump was responsible for the riots and should be removed from office.

The Spin

Republican narrative

The mainstream, woke media is coordinating with the radical left Democrats to impugn the reputation of Republican leaders. This reporting is based on nothing more than rumor and innuendo.

Democratic narrative

McCarthy's denial is just more lies, and the craven nature of Republican leadership is now on display for all of history to witness. The GOP's cowardly willingness to keep moving red lines to accommodate the disgraced Trump's egregious conduct explains the fall of a once-great political party.

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