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With Trump’s role on Jan. 6 becoming clearer and potentially criminal, GOP voters are starting to look at different options by Victor Menaldo and James D. Long

Submitted by Toni Kwong on July 14, 2022 - 2:40pm

As the January 6 committee reconvened for another round of hearing, the evidence is mounting against Trump in regards to his role in the assault on the U.S. Capital. Although the Department of Justice rarely goes after politicians and presidents, house democrats are pressuring Garland to act. As there is more evidence, Trump could face new legal liabilities including "meat-and-potato" offenses like intimidation of government officials with the threat of force and obstruction of Congress. The hearings could damage his political future as it is making him a less attractive GOP presidential nominee for 2024. On the other hand, the popularity of Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been rising over time.