Attempts to Erase Trump Will Cost GOP Elections 2022 and 2024: Rep. Jim BanksEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who is the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said that attempts to purge the party of former President Donald Trump will cost the GOP all elections. “A Republican Party that seeks to erase President Trump and fails to understand his appeal to working-class voters is destined to lose elections in 2022, 2024, and beyond,” tweeted Banks, the chair of the HouseĀ Republican Study Committee. “As a conservative leader in the GOP I’m determined to make sure that won’t happen.” Trump has faced blowback from some GOP officials, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as well as seven senators who voted to convict him during his impeachment trial. McConnell voted to acquit Trump, arguing that it would be unconstitutional to do so, but he went a step further and suggested the former president could face civil or criminal prosecution for his Jan. 6 speech to supporters. …Read More

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