Mark Meadows — a former chief of staff to President Donald Trump who was removed from North Carolina voter rolls earlier this month
— is still a registered voter in two other states, according to officials and a published report.
reported, "Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, told G.O.P. lawmakers in the days after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol that former President Donald J. Trump acknowledged that he bore “some responsibility” for what happened that day, new audio revealed.
"The audio obtained by The New York Times that emerged on Friday is part of a series of new revelations about Republican leaders’ private condemnations of Mr. Trump in the days after his supporters stormed the Capitol
as part of an effort to stop the certification of electoral votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr.
"The Times on Thursday reported that Mr. McCarthy told Republicans he planned to urge Mr. Trump to resign
. In an audio clip obtained by The Times of a call with Republican lawmakers, Mr. McCarthy said he would tell Mr. Trump of the impeachment resolution: “I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation [that] you should resign.”
"In that phone call, on Jan. 10, 2021, Mr. McCarthy was sharply critical of Mr. Trump."
“I’ve had it with this guy,” Mr. McCarthy said in another audio clip obtained by The Times. “What he did is unacceptable. Nobody can defend that, and nobody should defend it.”
reveals "House Republicans are still waiting for a firm statement from Trump, according to multiple GOP aides, on how to determine whether they should still back McCarthy as their leader and potential speaker if the GOP regains the majority in the November election."
In other words, Trump will decide McCarthy's status. Trump is a private citizen. He has no role in government.
How does Trump get away with it? Why does this man have so much power and influence?
The answer lies with the Republican Party as a whole.
The Republican Party has captured the minds of those who live in the rural counties of America. Those voters are mostly farmers and rural shopkeepers. They lack education and they are not well-informed. Most of what they know about politics is by word of mouth, otherwise known as gossip.
Most of them do not have a computer. Some do not have a television, and, if they do, they don't spend much time watching it. Farming and ranching is not a eight hour job. It's more like an 18-hour job.
The vast majority of Trump followers are low income. No one knows why they support Trump because they won't tell us. They won't tell us because they don't know why they support Trump. They prefer talking about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris instead. A few attempt to tell us about Trump, but they immediately venture into fantasy, and Jan. 6 is off limits.
Put a different way, Trump's followers are losers. It only makes sense that they would support a loser.
By way of providing an example of that analysis, Trump's followers will not respond to the issues
of this report. That is partly due to the fact that most are not bright enough to be active on an internet political forum.