New report details expansion of 'Trump wing' in the House

New report details expansion of 'Trump wing' in the House
President Donald Trump pauses during the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2017. During the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon. To the left is first lady Melania Trump, and to the right are Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. (DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)
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While primary midterm elections are still underway, a new report is detailing the expansion of what is being described as the "Trump wing" of the House of Representatives and how it could ultimately change the dynamic of the Congressional chamber.

The Hill's Emily Brooks and Mike Lillis have highlighted the problem traditional Republicans are facing as former President Donald Trump's endorsed candidates work to unseat the political party's incumbents.

"A number of Trump loyalists have bumped off more moderate Republicans in the summer primaries — a list that grew longer on Tuesday with conservative victories in Florida and New York — while a number of other centrists are stepping into retirement," Brooks and Lillis wrote.

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The writers went on to offer a prediction regarding what they think the latest occurrences suggest about the upcoming midterm elections.

They continued, "The combination foreshadows a power shift in the House GOP that has the potential to complicate any bipartisan compromise with President Biden, while creating headaches for Republican leaders who will face pressure to demonstrate their governing chops in a new majority."

Political analysts also weighed in with their take on the shift in Republican candidates. “I believe that [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy [Calif.] would have a rough time of it,” said David Mayhew, a Yale University political scientist.

“When the members sit around a table, Donald Trump is not what they discuss. They discuss Joe Biden and getting things done to help the American people,” Chamberlain said of the candidates supported by her group. “They’re not against them by any means. They voted for him. But he is not a topic of conversation.”

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So far, Trump has not managed to sweep elections as he may have initially planned. However, he has had a substantial number of his endorsed candidates win primary elections.

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