These days, it’s hard to tell who is Donald Trump’s most loyal guy.
Yesterday, extreme right-wing Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar was censured for showing how badly he wants to kill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/16/gosar-video-killing-aoc-house-censure-522734).
And Trump’s extreme loyalist, Steve Bannon, is confined somewhere in an FBI holding cell, and he doesn’t at all like it that he received an adverse ruling from a federal judge who denied his slow-walking tactics as he simply tries to run out the clock (https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/18/judge-rejects-steve-bannon-delay-effort-522948).
As always, we called on associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, who knows more about TrumpWorld that Trump himself.
“SR,” she texted us, “we already know that Bannon is intent on being Trump’s running mate in 2024, but he’s not the only Trump acolyte who’s competing for that.”
“Gosar’s definitely in the running. Why else would he have gotten himself censured, when only two Republican members of the House — Cheney and Kinzinger — supported him in yesterday’s vote?”
We here at AP will continue to rely on Jones to tell us what’s going on in that most strident portion of what used to be the Republican Party.