Has Trump Taken Over The GOP?

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(FixThisNation.com) – On Sunday,  Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) dismissed a claim about how former President Donald Trump had taken over the Republican party following the failure of last week’s border security bill.

During an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream, Cotton was questioned about whether or not Trump was looking to use the issue at the U.S.-Mexico border in his presidential campaign against President Biden. Bream proceeded to question whether Trump had taken Cotton’s autonomy as a senator away.

In response, Cotton argued that what Trump had seen in the border bill is the same thing that his constituents had seen and that all but four GOP senators had seen, which is that it would not provide a solution to the problem. He argued that while the bill would have brought some positive reforms in the end it would just end up codifying many of the abuses that President Biden had committed in the last three years, and would just result in the flow of migrants continuing to surge.

Bream proceeded to point out that a recent analyst had argued that Trump had a “stronghold” over the GOP, which was clearly shown in the failure of the border bill, as well as in the speculated resignation of Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel. Trump has recently called McDaniel out.

Last week, the motion to proceed with the bipartisan security bill failed in a 49-50 vote following negotiations from both sides of the aisle. The bill was opposed by the majority of Republicans in Washington.

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