Jonathan Swan of Axios wrote about a phone call between Trump and House Minority Leader Republican Kevin McCarthy. Trump tried to blame his political opponents for the insurrection on January 6.
Trump said it was “Antifa people” who stormed the Capitol. But McCarthy was having none of it:
“It’s not Antifa, it’s MAGA. I know. I was there.” When Trump tried to rant about election fraud, McCarthy interrupted: “Stop it. It’s over. The election is over.”
Trump supporters are still harassing lawmakers. Q Anon conspiracy nuts publish personal information including home addresses and children’s schools. Many fear for the safety of themselves and their families. I don’t blame them. This is crazy.
Chad Wolf even resigned as head of Department of Homeland Security. He was in charge with the coordination of security for the inauguration. That is not a good sign.
Trump’s approval rating dropped to 33%. 60% of voters disapprove of his job performance. Fifty-six percent of voters blame Trump for the storming of the Capitol.