Chaos beckons if the MAGA GOP wins

Current MAGA stars such as Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) will be joined in 2023 by a crop of Republican reinforcements heavy with more Trump-supporting election deniers.

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“So far, voters have chosen eight candidates for the U.S. Senate, 86 candidates for the House, five for governor, four for state attorney general and one for secretary of state who embrace Trump’s election denialism,” according to the Washington Post’s accounting of races in the 14 states that had held primaries or nominating conventions by the end of May.

While the Tea Party was initially kept at a distance by GOP leaders in the House, such as former Speakers John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the current GOP House leaders fear the Ultra-MAGA crowd because of its relationship with Trump.

The new MAGA block in Congress is also likely to exercise control over the next GOP Speaker. That is true whether the Speaker turns out to be current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who made his peace with Trump soon after the insurrection, or an even more ardent pro-Trump figure.

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