The former President Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump will continue to linger and be a troublesome individual. The ex-President and former leader of the Nation will not leave in peace. Yes, the second impeachment trial is under way in the Senate. Papa Don still have influence within the Republican party and with the lawmakers of the Capitol. The Senators who are going to answer and vote on the up-coming verdict, if he is guilty and deserves to be impeached by the act of inciting to an insurrection of the Capitol on the 6th January 2021.
We cannot know what goes through the minds of the Republicans. These are the ones that has either have to beg for support from Papa Don or feel the room. The GOP clearly have decide, if the rules of law matter or Trump is more important. The insurrection has undermined the party and its future. As they have decide what matter the most. The party have decide if they want to be loyal to one man or actually adhere to the Constitution. That shouldn’t be hard, but the people are connected to former President to have a career. This is why its a choice.
Congress have to continue the impeachment and hopefully undress the whole planning, preparation and execution of the insurrection. That investigation has already been in the works and people are arrested. Hopefully, the authorities will also go after the ring-leaders, the Republican lawmakers involved in both houses and also the former President himself. That they need to do, if the laws matters and if everyone is “equable before the law”.
Papa Don have been able to get away from many trials. The former President been able to stop other investigations and keep them pending, because of his office. Now, he has his new Office of former President. That is just to officiate him and make him seem more important. Also, keep his works in so he can fundraise and campaign for a uncertain future. That is why the Republican leaders still meeting with him in Mar-A-Lago in Miami.
Papa Don might think this is smart, but it only works for the short-con. He might get some funds from his backers and the few supporters who still believes in the cause. However, bigger businesses and such have left him already. They couldn’t give money to someone who was willing to topple and coup d’etat the government. That is why he has less friends and isn’t as strong as he tries to make it seem.
Yes, Papa Don have influence and power within the Republican Party. A party split between Trump and the ones who wants to move on. As they are trying to figure out the way ahead. Nevertheless, Papa Don doesn’t want to be put to the side and wants to play with the strings. He wants to ensure the ones who betrays him have to pay. He will retaliate and make the ones standing in his way suffer. That is who Papa Don is, because he matters more than the party and the laws.
That is if the Republicans wants to save themselves. They should impeach Trump and ensure the other lawmakers get expelled from Congress too. So, that everyone involved get accountable for their part in the insurrection. That is if they care about the Republic and its Constitution. However, power and greed has amassed this party for so long. They are more worried about careers and positions, than actually care about moral and ethical questions. These can be pushed to the side and conspiracy theories can eat that head-space. That is how it seems… and that is why Papa Don is still such a massive figure in the party.
The Republicans have to decide if Papa Don matters more then the Republic. The Republican Senate have to decide, if rule of law matters. The Republican senate have decide, if power is more important than the Republic. Because, if they decide not to impeach, but be loyal to Papa Don. Then all the values and everything the Republican party stood for isn’t valid anymore. They rather have a tin-pot dictator, then actually adhere to principals and laws. The Republican lawmakers have decisions to make. That is if they even care or have values anymore. Many I doubt, because they are clout-chasers of Papa Don. They rather die on the hill of Papa Don, than be a force to be reckon with. They speak of patriotism and rule of law, but they will only use that against minorities, but not follow it themselves. Peace.