Turning outrage into power: How the far right is changing the GOP

Opinion December 6, 2021 News
Turning outrage into power: How the far right is changing the GOP

From Kenosha News | Naional | Special Report by Brian Slodysko, Associated Press

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments.

If you can't police them, promote them.

The path to power for Republicans in Congress is now rooted in the capacity to generate outrage. The alarming language, and the fundraising haul it increasingly produces, is another example of how Donald Trump, the former president, has left his mark on politics, changing the way Republicans rise to influence and authority.

Photo by Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

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