With the loss of the House in 2018, and the Senate and White House in 2020, the Republican Party is at a crossroads. Many party members are convinced the path forward rests with Donald Trump. The former president remains wildly popular with the GOP base. But Trump's Republican critics warn that his tumultuous presidency and bombastic style are toxic with the general public and that his continued leadership will make it difficult for the GOP to win general elections. This split, according to analysts, highlights a dilemma: If the leadership repudiates Trump, it risks losing Trump's voters; if it backs Trump, the party could struggle to regain the White House and Congress. Some Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, say the party needs to ...

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