President Trump continues to challenge the election, but many in his party are ready to get rid of him. They’re betraying his agenda in Congress, publicly calling for him to concede, and attacking his fraud litigation. They want to reset politics to the pre-Trump era ASAP. And there’s no greater advocate for this than Texas Senator John Cornyn. He epitomizes the GOP absent Trump in all its cuckery. But the base still wants Trump and his nationalist agenda. Can the GOP ignore them?
Three recent bills that Republicans endorsed show this betrayal of Trumpism.
The bill scraps country caps on visas, which would allow Indians to gobble up all our green cards. It’s estimated that at least 90 percent of all professional, employment-based green cards will go to Indians, which is why VDARE.com calls it the Indian Overclass Importation Bill. The measure hurts white collar workers and satisfies Big Tech’s appetite for cheap labor. The utter lack of opposition was a terrible omen for America First GOP/ GAP.
Trump urged Republicans to strike out Elizabeth Warren’s amendment stripping Confederate names from military bases and national cemeteries. He also demanded that his party put in language that would scrap the infamous Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—which protects tech platforms from publisher liabilities—to protect free speech on the internet. Trump threatened to veto the measure if the bill was not changed. But Republicans refused Trump’s requests and voted overwhelmingly for the cucked version of the bill, in numbers that suggest it may have veto-proof support [Senate overwhelmingly passes defense bill despite Trump veto threat, by Ursula Perano, Axios, December 11, 2020].
Curiously, Georgian Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, both who claim to be strong Trump allies and are desperate for his help, supported the measure. It looks like they won’t fight for Trump if they win their respective Senate races.
Cornyn also backed this betrayal.[Lawmakers vow to override Trump veto of defense bill, by Andrew Desiderio and Connor O’Brien, Politico, December 7, 2020].
The Democrat-controlled House passed the bipartisan “Hong Kong People's Freedom and Choice Act” by a voice vote this week. The act’s lead GOP sponsor: Never Trumper Adam Kinzinger, who voted in 2015 for an Obama plan to let illegal aliens serve in the military. It would grant temporary protected status to Hong Kongers who flee from China, possibly allowing tens of thousands of Hong Kongers to stay in the U.S. for at least 5 years (and likely longer considering the hundreds of thousands of TPS migrants who’ve stayed here for decades). [There Would Be Nothing Temporary About TPS for Hong Kong Residents, by Dan Cadman, Center for Immigration Studies, December 7, 2020]. Of course, it would also potentially allow in Communist agents. Trump has tried to end TPS due to the large number of migrants who exploit the program to permanently settle in America. But now his own party wants to expand it.
These are betrayals while Trump is still in office. This also comes at the same time Trump is rallying his base for the benefit of the Establishment.
But the Georgia rally last weekend sent a clear message that the base cares far more about Trump than a Republican-controlled Senate. They drowned out Perdue trying to speak with “FIGHT FOR TRUMP” chants. Trump drew thousands of people on a cold December day just with his presence. The crowd didn’t care about tax cuts or saving the Senate—they only showed enthusiasm for fighting against election fraud and Open Borders. They loudly booed at the mention of cucked Republican like Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
Remarkably, it appears Perdue and other Republicans ignored that very loud message—even while Purdue’s re-election is very much in danger.
There are many other terrible ideas GOP leaders want to enact when they feel Trump is safely gone. Chief among them is Amnesty—an idea now championed by Cornyn.
This is weird, because the Texas senator opposed it both in 2007 and 2013. [COLUMN: Secure Borders And Immigration Reform Without Amnesty, Cornyn Senate Website, May 21, 2007, and Cornyn Calls for Stricter Immigration Enforcement, Opposes Amnesty , By Mark Dewey, KUT 90.5, January 30, 2013] He even got into a shouting match with John McCain over the issue in 2007 [McCain, Cornyn Engage in Heated Exchange, by Paul Kane, The Washington Post, May 18, 2007]. In 2013, he pushed an amendment that was designed to kill the Gang of Eight Amnesty [Sen. Cornyn’s border amendment targets immigration reform, by Editorial Board, The Washington Post, June 14, 2013]. He was no Jeff Sessions, but he was much better than the likes of Lindsey Graham and other immigration boosters. Worth noting: his strong stances in 2007 and 2013 may have had to do with the fact that he was running for reelection in 2008 and 2014.
But now Cornyn is almost indistinguishable from Graham on the issue. He is one of the loudest Republicans demanding Congress pass a “permanent solution” (read: Amnesty) for illegal aliens who arrived in the U.S. as minors. “They deserve nothing less. These young men and women have done nothing wrong,” he said on the Senate floor in June. “They've defended our freedoms in the United States military.” He repeated in early December that Congress’s first priority in 2021 should be this Amnesty for so-called “Dreamers.” [Republican Sens. John Cornyn, Susan Collins: Start New Year with DACA Amnesty, by John Binder, Breitbart, December 3, 2020].
Cornyn also hints at support for a larger Amnesty and says it’s failure is “one of my biggest disappointments in my time in the Senate”—an obviously absurd statement for someone who fought against it in the past [Biden win revives immigration talk, by Jordain Carney, The Hill, November 17, 2020].
Additionally, Cornyn now strangely backs many Politically Correct virtue signals. He drafted legislation to make Juneteenth, designed to instill more white guilt and black hate for America, a federal holiday. He co-sponsored legislation to create a “Latino” national museum, which he says would correct the “willful neglect” of Hispanic heritage (It was surprisingly blocked by Sen. Mike Lee, who correctly argued we have no need for such a museum). [Cornyn-sponsored bill to build a national Latino museum blocked by Utah Sen. Mike Lee, by Elizabeth Thompson, Dallas Morning News, December 11, 2020]. Cornyn also supports “criminal justice reform” a.k.a. more Race Denial in law enforcement to tackle our nation’s “systemic inequalities” [Senate candidates Cornyn, Hegar discuss stance on Black Lives Matter, by John Tufts, San Angelo Standard-Times, October 12, 2020]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be proud of Cornyn’s positions.
Cornyn also illustrates how GOP Establishment leaders cannot wait to dispense with Trump. Less than a month before the election, he distanced himself from the president, saying he opposed Trump on wall funding and trade. After the election, Cornyn has insinuated that Trump lost and it’s time to move on [John Cornyn gently pushes back on Donald Trump, by Kelsey Carolan, Texas Tribune, November 19, 2020].
Cornyn more recently undercut Trump’s election challenges, saying his own state of Texas’s election lawsuit was inappropriate because states should not meddle in other states’ business [GOP Texas senator questions 'legal theory' behind Trump's lawsuit, by John Bowden, The Hill, December 9, 2020].
Cornyn—like Mitt Romney and other treacherous Republicans—received Trump’s “complete and total endorsement” in early 2019, ensuring he would be safe from primary challenges.
And, as usual, Trump got nothing in return. It’s a lasting testament to Trump’s failure to build a nationalist coalition within the Congressional GOP that so many of his endorsees stand for everything his 2016 campaign opposed.
The GOP Establishment looks poised to move on from Trump and return to business as usual. Without Trump, the party’s agenda will probably look like Cornyn’s recent priorities—Amnesty, Woke holidays, more capitulations to minority identity politics, and irrelevant honking about the federal deficit. And, of course, tax cuts. As Ann Coulter just Tweeted, echoing Talleyrand on the Bourbon restoration after the French Revolution, “They've learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”
The Establishment’s betrayal of Trump could figure in the 2022 primaries—if Trump gets serious. The president needs to wake up and realize these “allies” are his enemies. He needs to stop seeing the party leadership as the senators who suck up to him on the golf course. He needs to see them embodied as John Cornyn, a squish who cares far more about making deals with Democrats than protecting the historic American nation.
Nationalists have to wait until 2026 to primary Cornyn, but there are plenty of Republicans like him who face re-election in the next election. For example, Adam Kinzinger and Oklahoma Senator James Lankford are two Republicans who need to go.
The best way to ensure that they lose their seats is if Trump builds a political movement independent of the GOP and he begins to endorse those who actually support his agenda.
The base is on Trump’s side—he now needs to fully remake the party in his own image.
He can only do that if he wages war on those who betrayed him.
Washington Watcher II [Email him] is an anonymous DC insider.