Republican Party member Buddy Carter, a staunch Trump ally, said it would be “beneficial for both himself and the Republican Party” if Trump stopped paying attention to electoral fraud.
“I think it would be good for the party and Donald Trump in the first place,” the Georgia Republican said of the shift in focus from the 2020 election fraud allegations in an interview with .
“I think if Donald Trump is serious about running in 2024 – and I hope he is – if he focuses on his track record as president, then I think he has a really good chance,” he said. Carter.
“In fact, I think he will win in 2024. But he needs to focus on 2024, not the 2020 elections. He needs to focus on his track record, he has a great track record.”
Carter continued, “He was the one in charge of Operation Warp Speed, which got us three vaccines at an unprecedented time. He left this administration with a peaceful world and a recovering economy. Now look at this – the world is on fire right now.”
“I think if Donald Trump is serious about running in 2024 – and I hope he is – if he focuses on his track record as president, then I think if he has a really good chance,” said Carter.
While previous polls have shown him still the favorite of the potential 2024 nominee, Wednesday’s data shows voters are tired of Trump’s constant complaining about the past.
Even after the Capitol riots, Carter was one of 147 Republicans who voted on January 6 against confirming President Biden’s victory. Trump supported Carter’s 2019 re-election campaign.
Asked what he thinks the party’s relationship with Trump should be before the midterms, Carter said, “Well, first of all, during the midterms, I will focus on the midterms. You know, Donald Trump, I think, will have a great record in 2024. And I hope he does.”
But he suggested that Republicans focus on the midterms. “We should focus on 2022, not 2024. We must focus on the return of the House of Representatives and the Senate.”
A Politico poll Wednesday showed more than 50% now want Trump to stop talking about electoral fraud.
50% of Republican voters and Republican supporters want their party to drop Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen, according to a new poll by Politico and Morning Consult. Only 35 percent said it should be the focus of the party.
However, a majority of those same voters supported reprimanding House Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for their work with the Democratic-led Capitol riot control committee.
Earlier this month, the Republican National Committee voted to condemn Trump’s critics for their work with the House of Representatives committee to investigate the January 6 uprising, as well as the ex-president’s attempts to cancel the 2020 election.
Establishment Republican lawmakers such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Utah Senator Mitt Romney criticized the move, while pro-Trump members of Congress, particularly in the House of Representatives, hailed it.
Of GOP voters polled, 40 percent said they agreed with the NRC’s condemnation, compared with 32 percent who did not.
An even larger number, 44 percent, agreed with RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel in describing the attack on the Capitol as “legitimate political discourse.”
However, when asked if they themselves considered it “legal” or “illegal”, the majority answered that it was not, which indicates the willingness of some right-wing voters to support political power, despite the fact that they themselves hold a different opinion on one or another question.
Thirty-seven percent of Republican voters and Republican supporters said the attack on the Capitol was an “illegitimate” form of political discourse, with only 33 percent saying otherwise.
The lack of consensus among Republican voters over electoral fraud is a sign that Trump’s iron grip on the party may be weakening.
While previous polls have shown him still the favorite of the potential 2024 nominee, Wednesday’s data shows voters are tired of Trump’s constant complaining about the past. This is in line with some longtime lawmakers warning that the Republican Party could forfeit their chance to win back Congress in November’s election if they don’t look ahead.
In a poll Wednesday, 46 percent of Republican voters said they want the federal nominee to focus on the economy.
Earlier this week, Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham sent a public message to the former president that he would “diminish his chances” of winning in 2024 if he ran if he continued the retrial in the 2020 race.
“I am not running in the 2020 elections. I would like to reform the system. The issues that we found in 2020 need to be addressed. But the 2020 election is over for me,” the Republican senator from South Carolina said on ABC News This Week.
“He has a great chance of becoming president again in 2024 if he starts comparing what he did as president with what is happening now and how to fix the mess we are in. chances.
Republican Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota drew Trump’s ire last month by saying no irregularities were found in the 2020 vote count that could change the result.