Are Republicans psyched for Trump's "help" in 2022?

Amid bonkers and alarming revelations from newly published books about the 45th president, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy trucked up to Trump’s Bedminster, N.J., resort last week to show the world that Republicans are cool with all that stuff. From allegations of Trump complimenting Hitler to fears among the top ranks of the military that he would attempt a coup to discussions of removing him from office under the 25th Amendment after the Jan. 6 insurrection — McCarthy’s unsaid message was “no problem.” That same day, Trump had gone viral once again by making a statement about how he’s not into coups and if he was planning one he wouldn’t have done so with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, who suspected Trump might attempt just that, overseeing the military. While McCarthy had tried and failed, during his trip to Mar-a-Lago in January, to convince Trump not to target GOP incumbents who voted to impeach him, the California Republican was once again brimming with thanks…

Republicans cannot only expect that Trump will normalize alleged crimes like tax evasion at “campaign” rallies, but that he will target any Republican who disagrees with him — on anything — as RINOs out to destroy the country. Just ask retiring Sen. Richard Shelby. He has endorsed his former chief of staff, Katie Britt, who’s running for his seat, instead of Rep. Mo Brooks, Trump’s preferred candidate. Brooks urged rally-goers at the Capitol to “fight” on Jan. 6 and is being sued by a Democratic congressman for inciting the violence that day. Trump took aim at Britt, who was also head of the Business Council of Alabama, as well as Shelby. True to the tone of a sixth-grade boy, which characterized most of Trump’s tweets, his statement read: “I see that the RINO Senator from Alabama, close friend of Old Crow Mitch McConnell, Richard Shelby, is pushing hard to have his ‘assistant’ fight the great Mo Brooks for his Senate seat. She is not in any way qualified and is certainly not what our Country needs or not what Alabama wants. For Mitch McConnell to be wasting money on her campaign is absolutely outrageous.”

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