On Wednesday, the anti-Trump — and anti-Trumpism — conservative group known as The Lincoln Project released a video ad putting Senate GOP leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on notice, insisting that the organization and its allies would be working to keep either of them from regaining control of their respective Congressional chamber. Republicans have been eyeing a return to greater legislative power in the upcoming midterm elections, but with continued nationwide opposition to Trumpism — and a remarkably high level of public approval for President Joe Biden, especially compared to his immediate predecessor — Democrats could do better than some observers may expect.
In the new Lincoln Project video, a narrator says as follows:
‘We showed you the line: The line between what we should be and what the radical edge of a dangerous anti-American movement wants us to become. It’s the line between freedom and autocracy. In 2020, we set out to defeat Donald Trump. Trump lost, but the sick, poisonous ideology of authoritarian nationalist populism lived. Our mission now is to defeat it; to break it; to drive it out of American politics and life; to expose the funders, operators, and conspirators behind the plot to end American democracy. To work with anyone of good faith and strong heart willing to fight against the spreading darkness. To stop Trump’s return. To stop Mitch McConnell from retaking the Senate. To stop Kevin McCarthy from retaking the House. It’s all on the line, and it’s even more dangerous than ever. Because if they win, America doesn’t just lose: America ends.’
#TheMission: Work with anyone of good faith and strong heart to drive Trumpism out of American politics; ensure Mitch McConnell does not regain control of the Senate; and ensure Kevin McCarthy does not regain control of the House. pic.twitter.com/wu0kS03rSi
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 23, 2021
So far, Trump has not conclusively indicated whether he intends to run for the presidency again in 2024 — although in a recent statement, he did employ the phrase “2024 or before!”, suggesting that he imagines an imminent retaking of the government by at least his Republican allies at some point in the near future. The “or before!” part seems to confirm recent reporting that Trump believes, with no real-world evidence to back him up, of course, that he will or at least might be reinstated as president by August of this year.
Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information). https://t.co/kaXSXKnpF0
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 1, 2021