How Republicans plan to use 6 Jan ‘denialism’ to win midterms and elect Donald Trump again

Year after 6 Jan many fear democracy more threatened than ever as GOP buys into ex-president’s lies, writes Andrew Buncombe

Friday 07 January 2022 00:17
<p>Donald Trump and Kevin McCarthy in Mar-a-Lago</p>

Donald Trump and Kevin McCarthy in Mar-a-Lago

There was a moment when it seemed the Republican Party was finally going to confront Donald Trump.

The most senior Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, who had telephoned Trump as rioters laid siege to the Capitol, urging him to call them off, placed the blame at his feet.

“The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters,” McCarthy declared. “He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump.”

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