by Jeff Crouere, ©2021

(Feb. 14, 2021) — In 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States despite being opposed by the establishment of the Republican Party. After four successful years as President, he received a record-setting 74.2 million votes. Obviously, the vast majority of Republicans strongly supported President Trump and approved of his performance in office. Polls showed that President Trump’s support level among Republicans reached 90% in 2020, an amazing feat considering the type of opposition he faced.

Not surprisingly, he did not receive this type of support from his enemies within the Democratic Party, the Deep State, the media, and the Republican Party establishment. These GOP opponents were powerful, although they did not represent a significant number of grassroots Republicans.

Some of the anti-Trump Republicans formed the now disgraced Lincoln Project. This group raised millions of dollars to purchase political advertisements encouraging voters to reject President Trump. They ridiculed him in every way imaginable; however, it is now poetic justice that the despicable actions of its leadership will lead to the organization’s demise.

Other Republican Party leaders who hated President Trump were careful to give lip service to his “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) agenda, but they never truly supported it. In fact, these policies are despised by many Republicans, who prefer the big-government globalist agenda supported by former GOP presidential nominees like the late U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and the current U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT).

In the unconstitutional and unfair second impeachment of President Trump, these establishment Republicans saw a perfect opportunity to destroy the future potential of the MAGA agenda. In the U.S. House of Representatives, ten Republicans voted to impeach the President. After a sham U.S. Senate trial, with a partisan Democratic Senator sitting as “judge,” seven Republicans shamefully voted to convict the President.

Among this group was U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who was recently re-elected to a six-year term. In his campaign, he aired countless television and radio commercials touting the support of President Trump. After using this key endorsement to win re-election, he immediately began to condemn the President for continuing to challenge the election results. Despite an avalanche of criticism from Republican voters in Louisiana and protests at his Senate office, Cassidy remained disparaging of the President in the election aftermath. It culminated in his vote to convict the President for inciting the U.S. Capitol riot, even though he encouraged his crowd of supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”

In an interview with former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos on ABC-TV, Cassidy discussed the future of the Republican Party. He said, “I think his (Trump) force wanes. The Republican Party is more than just one person. The Republican Party is about ideas.”

Yes, Senator Cassidy, the Republican Party needs to embrace ideas, but they are the ones articulated by President Trump. These ideas include cutting taxes and regulations, defending our Bill of Rights especially the 1st and 2nd amendments, promoting strong borders, reducing illegal immigration, reasserting American sovereignty, supporting American manufacturing and jobs, demanding fair trade deals with China and other countries, pursuing energy independence, stopping the endless wars overseas, and insuring election integrity.

Obviously, Senator Cassidy and his establishment Republican colleagues do not care about President Trump or his MAGA agenda. He also does not care about his Republican supporters in Louisiana. Fortunately, the executive committee of Louisiana Republican Party leaders responded to Cassidy’s betrayal by unanimously voting to censure him for his reprehensible support of the Trump conviction.

This action followed the Wyoming Republican Party’s censure of U.S. Representative Liz Cheney and the pending censure of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) by his state’s Republican Party central committee. A petition has also been started by Utah voters demanding that Romney “resign” from the Senate.  

The GOP opposition to the President was not limited to those in Congress who supported his impeachment and conviction. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blasted President Trump in a speech after the vote to acquit him.

McConnell claimed that the President was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day, no questions about it.” He continued, “The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president and having that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories, and reckless hyperbole which the defeated president kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet Earth.”

While McConnell voted to acquit Trump, he noted that the former President could still be criminally punished for his actions. He stated, “We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation. And former presidents are not immune from being held accountable by either one.”

With GOP leaders like McConnell, who needs enemies? These contemptible comments by the Republican Senate leader will only harm the ability of the GOP to win in future elections. In an interview on Fox News, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized McConnell’s comments.

He claimed that McConnell “put a load on the back of Republicans, that speech you will see in 2022 campaigns. I would imagine if you’re a Republican running in Arizona or Georgia or New Hampshire, where we have a chance to take back the Senate, they may be playing Senator McConnell’s speech and asking about it as a candidate.”

McConnell and the other Trump-hating Republicans put their dislike of the President ahead of the interests of the party. McConnell symbolizes everything that is wrong in the Republican Party. He is a swamp creature who has been in D.C. for decades too long. He supports positions based on politics, not principle, and is clearly the leader of the GOP establishment.

If the McConnell wing of the Republican Party is not defeated, the GOP will eventually perish. It is either the “America First” agenda of Donald Trump or the MAGA supporters will form a new party. Grassroots Republicans are furious, and that anger is not going away. 


Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs nationally on Real America’s Voice Network, AmericasVoice.News weekdays at 7 a.m. CT and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & He is a political columnist, the author of America’s Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on For more information, email him at


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  1. I WILL NOT vote for a republican as long as the party represents the satanic left as it does now. I was a state committeeman from Rogers County in Oklahoma and the republican representative on the Rogers County Election Board, both positions I was proud to hold as I felt I was doing something good for the nation but resigned from both after the gop cheated Ron Paul out of the party nomination for president in 2012 in favor of the globalist TRAITOR mitty the poo romney. He ran a campaign designed to reelect the ineligible usurper barak obama. I will only vote for independents as voting for the gop is the same as voting for the devildemocommiecrat candidate!!!!!

  2. Mr. Crouere: I agree with the body of your post, thank you! Personally, I think a third party might not be the ideal way to confront the despicable Rhinos. My understanding is that their is a risk of splitting the vote, and this could potentially favor the Democrats. I favor the approach of cleaning the Rhino garbage out of the GOP. Yes, it will take time and effort. The effort has already commenced. Trump has exposed these traitors to the cause, and they have exposed themselves to us! We know who they are. We can start recall petitions or vote them out of office. The new crop of GOP’ers coming in are encouraging. Finally, Trump is the real head of the GOP, not McConnel. McConnel is angry because Trump exposed his financial investments in China, that are detrimental to our economic health and well being. But, he knows he’s not the head of the party, he’s a has been and his days as a power broker are numbered. If anyone deserves to be confronted in a real court of law, it’s McConnel and his ilk, the corrupt, the criminal and the traitors!!!

  3. I have not trusted the GOP establishment even a little since they said/did nothing to try to stop Obama’s usurpation of America’s presidency in 2009 when Barry the usurper was sworn-in (twice) by John Roberts. I see effectively giving America’s government and her military to her enemies as a very serious crime, which had to be covered …forever. The installers of Obama apparently wanted Obama sworn-in and told Hillary to drop out of the 2008 primary before she released the evidence she said she had proving Obama is ineligible. Hillary was made an offer she had better not refuse. That offer included the Secretary of State position in Barry’s regime, ($$$), and the vital after Obama cover presidency. When Hillary failed to defeat Obama’s biggest nemesis in 2016 and Donald Trump the “birther” (yes that is a compliment) won all complicit in the installation and cover-up of Barry the fraud panicked, fearing President Trump would fully release and act on The Obama Fraud. Trump was kept under siege during his entire term and removed from office by massive voter fraud. Both parties breathed a sigh of relief and the Deep State/ Globalist remain firmly in control. The “Uniparty” is a fact and so are the Deep State and the Swamp. They all conspired to weaken and remove Trump from office to protect number one, themselves, from charges including treason and sedition.
    IMO this was easy to see as it unfolded in real time…but it still worked, that makes America’s future as a Constitutional Republic look very bleak……..

  4. Don’t forget this article from John Solomon
    JOHN SOLOMON, JUST THE NEWS: There is significant evidence beginning to emerge of three things. One, that the Capitol Police, the NYPD, the FBI all had prior warning there was going to be an attack on the Capitol…

    How did the leaders of Congress react to this intel? Did it get to them? Did Nancy Pelosi know? Secondly, if this was a planned attack, you can’t be a president of the United States being accused of inciting a spontaneous attack when it was planned days before. From an impeachment perspective and a factual security perspective, we’re learning things and we shouldn’t be in the posture of making final assignments of blame until we know what the facts are.

    ERIC GREITENS, HOST: What are we learning? What’s the latest right now that we know from the interviews that we’re doing with investigators and with police?

    JOHN SOLOMON, JUST THE NEWS: I’ve been told that some of the key security on the Capitol — the Sergeants of Arms of the House and Senate and the Capitol Police Chief, all three who have resigned — have had some contact, some sort of interviews with the Metropolitan Police Department which is the lead investigative agent now.

    We FOIA’d those reports this morning and we got… a response almost instantly from the police department saying we’re not releasing the information and here’s why. It’s going to be personally embarrassing, privacy-invading to release the information. It doesn’t make sense. These were public officials. Their job was security. What they told police should be a matter of public record.

    We’re going to fight for those documents. But something tells me what’s in those documents has some very, very big relevance to what happened on The Hill.

    The question I have is what did Nancy Pelosi, what did Mitch McConnell know about these threats beforehand? If they didn’t know, it’s an intelligence failure of the police. If they did know, there’s something they didn’t tell us before we went into this impeachment round today.

  5. Outstanding Article! We can see the swamp eats it’s own now! Michigan Senate Majority Leader Says Capitol Takeover Was ‘Staged’ and a ‘Hoax’ in Secretly Recorded Convo. It was ALL staged, Mitch McConnell wanted it to be “a mess” so he could secure a Trump impeachment conviction for Pelosi and Schumer…