Trump fatigue is becoming a real thing in Republican world, even among some MAGA maniacs.
Ron DeSantis has already grabbed $10 million from a group of right wing donors who gave $20 million to Trump in 2020. And since 1/6 hearings started the Florida governor is tied with Trump in New Hampshire (who lost the Iowa caucuses in 2016).
One in five Republicans think Trump should be prosecuted. And the silence from Trump’s usual defenders in Congress as these hearings proceed is telling. FOX News, although trying to pretend the committee doesn’t exist, has not directly come to his aid. Not even his pal Sean Hannity.
There will always be diehards for Trump but Republicans who mostly just want to win in 2024 might well decide ‘we’re not doing this again’.
At a minimum if putting Trump in the rear view mirror and off the field for 2024 is all the committee accomplishes, I’ll take it.