Here’s why Republicans are afraid to criticize Donald Trump

The most important value in an ally for Donald Trump has always been loyalty — and many GOP lawmakers are starting to feel the effects of going against the former president. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza talks about how firm Trump’s hold remains on the GOP.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Two-thirds of Republicans want Trump to retain major political role; 44% want him to run again in 2024

Two-thirds of Republicans want Trump to retain major political role; 44% want him to run again in 2024

Says Donald Trump "was a Democrat longer in the last decade than he was a Republican."
https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2015/aug/24/jeb-bush/bush-says-trump-was-democrat-longer-republican-las/

Republicans rally around possible Trump 2024 bid as they downplay his role on January 6
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/13/politics/congressional-republicans-trump-president-2024/index.html

The full picture of Trump’s attempted coup is only starting to emerge
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/05/politics/what-matters-trump-doj-coup/index.html

Bill Maher’s dark vision for 2024 is all-too-real
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/12/politics/bill-maher-trump-2024/index.html

Trump endorses Harriet Hageman in GOP primary challenge to Liz Cheney
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/09/politics/trump-endorses-harriet-hageman-cheney-challenger/index.html

This GOP senator is now Enemy No. 1 for Trump
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/politics/lisa-murkowski-kelly-tshibaka-trump/index.html

Trump endorses primary rival challenging Republican impeachment supporter
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/26/trump-endorses-max-miller-471789

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