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Ray La Raja Addresses the Question “Is the Republican Party Still Trump’s Party?”

Raymond La Raja, Professor of Political Science at UMass Amherst, is quoted in a piece in The National Interest that looks at whether the Republican Party is still the party of Donald Trump. “Republicans in Congress are still calibrating the potential blowback for criticizing Trump. I think many dislike the constraints imposed on them by Trumpian populism. They may even believe Trump committed impeachable offenses. But they face a fiery Trumpian base in their next primary,” La Raja said. “You are seeing them retreat to the Trump fold after hearing loudly and aggressively from Trump’s base in their home states.” (The National Interest, 1/28/21)

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