Is this the republican party trying to recover from the Trump defeat? Is this base trying to reclaim the party?

Longtime Republican strategist and Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt said about President Trump’s fruitless attempts to overturn the election “It was a failed coup,” he continued. “The way you get to the second coup in most countries is by having your first unsuccessful one,” he said in an interview with MSNBC.

Schmidt registered as a Democrat after nearly 30 years with the Republican Party and said the only “one pro-democracy party” and “that is the Democratic party.” Mr. Schmidt left the GOP in 2018 but did not officially register democrat until this week.

The catalyst? Scmidth said “What happened in the month of November premeditatedly, deliberately, faith and belief in American democracy was poisoned by President Trump, culminating with 126 members of the House of Representatives and 18 Republicans attorney generals signing an amicus brief to a garbage lawsuit that is, in essence, a declaration of repudiation of American democracy.” and he continued “Do not look at their signing onto that amicus brief as some type of legal action. It was not. It was a political declaration, and the political declaration was one in where they turn their backs on the tradition of American democracy. We should understand what we’re looking at.”

The Lincoln Project ran anti-Trump ad’s leading up to the November election.

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