147 Republican representatives ... endorsed some of Trump's efforts to challenge the 2020 election results. ... they also signaled that their party would not part ways from Trump under any circumstance. — Fiona Hill, Trump's top Russia advisor on the National Security Council (NSC)
147 Republican representatives ... endorsed some of Trump's efforts to challenge the 2020 election results. ... they also signaled that their party would not part ways from Trump under any circumstance. — Fiona Hill, Trump's top Russia advisor on the National Security Council (NSC)
Fiona Hill calls out GOP lawmakers for showing 'blind support' to Trump and assisting 'his effort to overturn the constitutional order'
  • Fiona Hill called out GOP lawmakers for showing "blind support" for Trump as he tried to nullify the 2020 election.
  • McCarthy, Cruz, Hawley, and more than 150 other Republicans actively "assisted his effort to overturn the constitutional order," Hill wrote.
  • She said their deference to Trump after the Capitol riot shows the "enduring" damage he did to US democracy.
"In the end, even after the Capitol was seized by the violent mob, 147 Republican representatives, including House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, endorsed some of Trump's efforts to challenge the 2020 election results," Hill wrote in her book, "There Is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century."

"So did Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and six other politically ambitious senators who wanted to tap into Trump's popular support," she wrote.

"In this way they not only assisted his effort to overturn the constitutional order; they also signaled that their party would not part ways from Trump under any circumstances," Hill added.


... In her memoir, Hill wrote that even though Trump lost the 2020 election, he still "usurped the Republican party." She also highlighted how Trump's eldest son, Donald Jr., "ominously" referred to the GOP as "Donald Trump's Republican Party."

Hill went on to note how Trump publicly threatened to destroy the political careers of Republicans who didn't embrace his "Big Lie" about the election, and how he cowed them "into submission."
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