Republicans should remember that Donald Trump doesn't give points, he only takes them away, one at a time. — Doug Heye, a former House leadership aide now working as a GOP strategist
Republicans should remember that Donald Trump doesn't give points, he only takes them away, one at a time. — Doug Heye, a former House leadership aide now working as a GOP strategist
Trump Advisors Are Questioning McCarthy's Chances for House Speaker
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy is the front-runner to be the next speaker if the GOP wins the House in 2022.
  • But Trump's advisors are telling him they're skeptical McCarthy can win an intraparty election.
  • "He's left too many people unhappy and unsettled and time is not on his side," a Trump advisor said.
The California Republican remains the obvious front-runner to become House speaker should the GOP win back the majority in 2022, an outcome supported by the midterm thumpings that Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Bill Clinton all suffered through as first-term presidents in the not-so-distant past.

But McCarthy's prospective glide path to one of the most powerful jobs on the planet is also anything but a lock in the current political environment. where Trump remains the Republican Party's kingmaker.

Cheney's ouster from the House GOP leadership proves that. And even though Trump is no longer president, Republicans told Insider he still held considerable sway over their rank-and-file, while his famously quick temper is renowned for turning on people he once lavished with praise.

... "Republicans should remember that Donald Trump doesn't give points, he only takes them away," said Doug Heye, a former House leadership aide now working as a GOP strategist, "one at a time."
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