(TheRedWire.com) – GOP Senators are not looking forward to the possibility that former President Donald Trump could become their party’s nominee for a third time. This reluctance to see him take the nomination has only grown as the legal challenges brought forth by special counsel Jack Smith appear to benefit rather than hurt Trump’s election campaign.
An additional federal charge may just help increase Trump’s poll numbers and fundraising. As he is already considered the clear front-runner in the 2024 Republican primary race, this could potentially solidify his position even more.
One Republican Senator, who chose to remain anonymous, pointed out that GOP Senators were hoping to see Trump “go away.” He then proceeded to add that they wished the same about Smith.
The Senator added that constituents are requesting Senators to support Trump. This means the Republican primary is now more of a referendum dealing with Trump and his legal charges rather than an election. He further argued that Smith was the best thing that has happened in Trump’s presidential campaign.
While on March 30, national polls had shown Trump only having a 15-point lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, following his recent criminal and federal indictments, he has managed to have his levels of support increase so much that he is leading the polls by more than 33 points according to a recent election average.
A different Republican senator pointed out that the Department of Justice would only increase support for Trump if they decided to indict him in connection to his attempt to remain in power in 2020 following the presidential election.
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