As of late, there’s been a good amount of infighting in the Republican Party.
GOP members who voted to impeach and convict former President Trump have taken heat from the Trump coalition of the party. Meanwhile, Republican leaders who are perceived as having adopted lax attitudes towards reports of election fraud are also taking heat from Trump supporters.
The infighting in the Republican Party poses real problems, especially as the GOP works to take back the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms. Now is a time for the Republican Party to unify; a huge part of unifying is backing Republican candidates in their general elections and voting them into office.
Many conservatives are deeply concerned about the GOP infighting. However, South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem has some insight on how to heal fractures within the GOP, Breitbart News reports.
Governor Noem on Divides Within the Republican Party
On Tuesday, the South Dakota Republican governor spoke with Fox News Primetime about healing divides in the GOP. Ultimately, Noem explained that the Republican Party must make good on the promises to its base.
The South Dakota governor cited a few examples that the GOP has yet to follow through on, such as repealing Obamacare, reforming healthcare, and ensuring that immigration laws are upheld.
We need an all-of-the-above energy approach. I support wind and solar, but they aren’t consistent enough to be our primary source of energy. They can’t provide enough power to heat our homes during the winter, and we’re seeing that play out across the country right now. pic.twitter.com/IGfVBSO1B5
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) February 17, 2021
In additional remarks, the Republican governor stated that fancy speeches from GOP leaders with no real subsequent action are not going to work anymore. Noem also explained that the popularity of the Trump administration was so high due to them following through on promises to the country.
A Path Forward for the Republican Party
The House of Representatives and the Senate remain very much up for grabs. Republican congressional committees are also already laying out plans to take back the House in 2022.
Meanwhile, Georgia Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock is up for re-election next year. On Monday, Georgia Republican and former Sen. David Perdue filed the necessary paperwork to challenge Warnock in the midterms. Hence, if Perdue does run for Senate next year, it will provide an opportunity for the GOP to also regain this majority.
Bonnie and I are considering running in 2022. Here’s my note on why: pic.twitter.com/Wnyt0tB3th
— David Perdue (@Perduesenate) February 16, 2021
The 2022 midterms are ripe with opportunities for the Republican Party; however, making the most of these opportunities will require healing divides within the GOP.
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