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The GOP is growing more indifferent to the Trump controversy as the election approaches

The GOP is growing more indifferent to the Trump controversy as the election approaches

But many Republicans in Capitol Hill have a different opinion.

When Missouri Republican Senator Josh Haley asked if the rally bothered him at all, he said, “No, it doesn’t.”

“I’m fine because they are checking to see if their vote is counted,” said Sen. Richard Burr, the state’s senior Republican senator.

And after the President himself agreed to Bob Woodward Coronavirus played down To avoid panic, GOP senators in difficult re-election races have no desire to tell a prominent journalist privately and then publicly that the virus is five times more deadly than the flu.

“No,” said Georgia Sen. Kelly Loffler when asked if the president was concerned about lying about the virus. “It’s fake.”

When asked if Trump made a mistake in misleading people, Arizona Sen. Martha McSally said, “You guys are terrible.”

Others declined to comment, making it clear that they were unwilling to resolve the dispute at all.

When asked about Trump’s remarks to Woodward, Senator Joni Ernest, an Iowa Republican who declined to comment three times last week, said “not now.”

As election day approaches, Trump controversies have escalated – even with Republicans indifferent to them. For much of Trump’s presidency, Republicans have rarely pushed back on the controversies and scandals that Trump himself has caused, knowing that doing so would provoke a Twitter attack from the president and a revolt from his vocal supporters – GOP legislators, especially the races in the toughest re-elections, are unbearable.

And supports Trump orders with polls A large number of Republican voters, GOP lawmakers are trying to push voters who have been stopped by Trump to court, avoiding criticizing a president who seeks complete allegiance from his party.
“They’re worried about the base,” said Justin Amash of the Michigan Republic Those who left the Republican Party After severely criticizing Trump, people voted for his impeachment. “And they think it will affect their chances in this election or they will be re-elected this time.”
Given the historic agreements between the two Gulf states and Israel, this week the White House has not been full of controversy – the move has eased Republicans and Trump has received bilateral praise. But such moments have been overshadowed by controversy for over three years and Unpleasant tweets – And Republicans are tired of answering questions about them.

Many of the toughest re-election races avoid answering questions from reporters and taking back stairs and entrances to avoid areas where press conferences take place.

Senator Corey Gardner, who is facing a tough re-election bid in Colorado, appeared on the phone four times between Tuesday and Wednesday, refusing to answer questions as he entered and exited the back stairs into the Senate.

When asked if he could stop and ask questions as he left the Capitol after the final vote on Tuesday, Gardner responded by saying, “I’m on the phone,” as he walked towards the towed car the moment he left, a reporter who kept him out of contact. The spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

However, others have allied themselves with the president.

Asked if it was appropriate for Trump to tell the public a different story than he had told Woodward, Sen. Steve Dines of Montana told CNN: “I want them to ask Joe Biden these questions when he is hiding and in front of reporters. The president is very open.”

Dines facing him This year’s own tough re-election battle In his Republican-leaning state, Trump praised the response to the crisis and said that “that kind of leadership has saved many American lives.”

And Mitch McConnell, a top Republican and majority leader in the Senate, asked a question on Tuesday about whether the president is being honest with the people.

“I’m sure you can get answers from the president himself,” McConnell said.

Some Republicans speak

Some Republicans expressed concern after reporters asked about Trump’s remarks.

“The American people can take harsh facts and he has a responsibility as president to stay straight with them and tell them everything he knows,” Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican who is a major Republican in a tough race, said in a debate with Woodward last week after refusing to answer questions in Capitol about Trump’s remarks.

Fred Upton, a Republican from Michigan, told CNN that Democrats were targeting him: “I wish he hadn’t played it.” Trump was asked about tweeting “Liberate” Michigan this spring Even after admitting to Woodward how easily the virus spreads, Upton said: “It didn’t help. Let me keep it that way, I’m sensitive.”

Sen. Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican, said: “I do not take the policy of the President.”

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“I think it’s important at the outset to say how bad this thing is,” said Illinois Republican spokesman Adam Kinzinger. “In my mind, I think he should be very clear on what it means if we can go back in time.”

Avoiding Trump anger

Yet GOP criticism of Trump is rare – focusing on controversies that could put the president in a tough spot.

Amid concerns about slow mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service and reports showing US Postmaster General Louis D’Souza taking action At his old company to reimburse employees for political donations, Likely to violate federal and state law, House Democrats hastened to announce probes.
But Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson, Who is examining Biden and his son Hunter Biden, Attacked Democrats for putting forward a “completely false story” that he had no idea would examine the postal service.

Asked if he would investigate reports of DeJoy’s illegal writings, Johnson said: “I’m sure you have a better chance of investigating as soon as I can.”

Recalling that he had subpona power, Johnson said: “Try to run it.”

Others say Trump disputes are out of proportion.

Speaking about the Nevada rally, the President said, “Every day since the election there will be something about how he did not do this right, or how he is not exercising this right.” “I think he’s doing a good job on this.”

Commenting on the rally, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said: “When they go inside, they are advised to wear a mask, and they do.” What can you do?

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