House GOP’s new midterm headache: Candidates tied to the Capitol riot

August 5, 2021 ☼ gopjan6election-2022

Source: POLITICO

Link: House GOP’s new midterm headache: Candidates tied to the Capitol riot

Those candidates’ ties to the Jan. 6 attack are the latest headache — and in some cases, potential political liability — for House Republicans as they deal with fallout from the Trump-led rally that metastasized into a coup attempt. It’s impossible to know how many of the GOP’s still-growing crop of candidates this cycle took part in the riot. But Democrats are already preparing to lean into the issue of Trump-linked extremism within the Republican ranks, which they’re betting will hurt the GOP in key battleground districts next fall.

One can only hope that these folks are charged with felonies and convicted during their campaign.