House GOP Preps For Post-Trump Leadership Battle

Politico reports:

The maneuvering for power in a possible post-Trump world has already broken out among House Republicans — a worrisome preview for the GOP of potentially chaotic leadership fights this fall.

The party’s long-simmering divides were largely papered over after Donald Trump won the White House in 2016. But members expect the truce among the GOP’s warring factions to crumble if Trump’s presidency ends, and the current leadership could face the fallout.

The early feuding that has already erupted inside the House GOP is being fueled by Trump’s dismal poll numbers and growing fears that Republicans could sink even further into the House minority, underscoring the anxiety in the GOP conference just three months before the election.

The simmering leadership battle erupted into public view last week when multiple House Republicans attacked Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking GOP member, for not being loyal enough to their Glorious Leader.