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Finding The Soul Of The Republican Party; And, Politics In 2021

Jan 4, 2021

President Trump kept Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on the phone for an hour Saturday, using a combination of cajoling, lies, and threats to encourage him to “find” enough votes to overturn the election.  

All 10 living former defense secretaries stressed in an op-ed for the Washington Post published yesterday that: “The time for questioning the results has passed; the time for the formal counting of the electoral college votes, as prescribed in the Constitution and statute, has arrived.”

Yet, eleven Republican senators and senators-elect and 140 House Republicans plan to vote against certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory during the joint session of Congress scheduled for Wednesday. 

Has the Republican Party lost its soul

Lastly, how might the political power dynamics in Washington play out in 2021?


  • Peter Wehner is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing writer at The Atlantic and The New York Times. He’s the author of The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump. He served in the three previous Republican Administrations. 
  • John Harris is the co-founder of Politico and the author of The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House. He writes the Altitude column for Politico.

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.