Two years after rallying behind Donald Trump as the GOP’s uncontested champion, Republicans on Capitol Hill are sounding a very different tune as the former president seeks the White House once again in 2024.
While a number of Trump’s staunchest supporters have already endorsed him, a long list of others is either expressing an openness to back another candidate, says it’s too early to endorse anyone or just wants to avoid the topic altogether.
The discord reflects a much broader debate among national Republicans about the direction of the party and the role Trump will play within it — a discussion that’s gained urgency after the GOP’s dispiriting performance in last week’s midterm elections. Some have blamed Trump for propping up unelectable candidates that cost Republicans the Senate and limited their gains in the House.
The GOP divisions also portray…