(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – Some Republican senators, such as Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), worry that conservative populism is gaining sway within the party. These worries coincide with rising mistrust of government institutions and mainstream media.
Throughout President Biden’s term in office, mistrust for fundamental institutions has persisted, especially in light of the DOJ’s apparent complicity in the corruption of the Biden family while simultaneously prosecuting former President Donald Trump.
The Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government was established in response to these growing worries.
It has since attempted to expose the FBI and DOJ’s malfeasance.
.@RepGregSteube: "Director Wray and AG Garland have…testified that they would not retaliate against whistleblowers…You followed inside protocol for the FBI utilizing whistleblower statute protection…to make your complaints…be known?"
STEUBE: "The response… pic.twitter.com/KRtnACBznm
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 18, 2023
According to a story from The Hill, “GOP senators are saying they’re being increasingly confronted by constituents who buy into discredited conspiracy theories,” citing a stolen election in 2020 and the federal government encouraging the January 6 Capitol demonstration as two examples of such “conspiracies.”
According to The Hill, Murkowski stated, “As Republicans, we should be concerned about this.”
She continued, “I’m getting more and more ‘rational Republicans’ approaching me and saying, ‘I just don’t know how long I can stay in this party.'” No one takes our party seriously anymore because we’re becoming regarded as a collection of over-the-top, populist extremists.”
“As the election draws near and some of the primary debates begin,” she continued, “I think it’s going to get even more interesting.” Is it going to come down to who can be the most absurd than the other?”
The Hill featured another senator who requested anonymity and claimed that “an astonishing number of people in my state believe the election was stolen.”
“Conservative populism,” according to a second senator, “makes it a lot more difficult to govern; it makes it difficult to talk to constituents.”
“There are some people that surprise me; I find their opinions surprising. The amount and type of people who believe the election was rigged amaze me, the unnamed politician told the publication,” the anonymous Senator claimed.
“I don’t want to say it’s a hard-neck thing, but it is.” The congressman continued remarking that many people perceive Washington, D.C., lawmakers as “disconnected,” which feeds the unhappiness that they believe some of their colleagues are taking advantage of.
The concerns arose as Donald Trump, the former president who, defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 after emerging as the populist contender.
He maintains his lead in Republican primary surveys at the state and national levels, signaling a renewed interest in the populist movement.
Trump has seized on the anxieties voiced by his supporters, even requesting in April that Congress temporarily cut funding to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ).
“REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS SHOULD DEFUND THE DOJ AND FBI UNTIL THEY COME TO THEIR SENSES,” Trump wrote in an all-caps post on Truth Social in April, concluding Democrats have weaponized law enforcement and are engaging in election interference.
He continued, “THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TOTALLY WEAPONIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT IN OUR COUNTRY AND ARE VICIOUSLY USING THIS ABUSE OF POWER TO INTERFERE WITH OUR ALREADY UNDER SIEGE ELECTIONS!”
Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) is among many who have criticized Democrats for weaponizing the DOJ, claiming that it is interfering with elections.
“This is a huge concern for Americans as most believe there to be “two tiers” of the judicial system,” Vance claimed.
Biden is attacking his most likely 2024 opponent. He’s using the justice system to preemptively steal the 2024 election. This is what’s happening, plain and simple.
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) June 9, 2023
— GOP (@GOP) July 12, 2023
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