Here is another way Trump has reshaped the GOP with his image after Jan. 6

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If the top 2021 Democrat political issue was the rise and fall of Joe Biden in his first year as president, the top issue for Republicans was Donald Trump's rise to GOP.

After his defeat last year. And even after the 6th of Jan.

One way Trump has done this is by issuing, to date, about 80 votes in the 2022 race going up and down with votes.

And it is worth considering the candidates who he deemed worthy of his blessing:

An important part is exacerbating Trump's lies about the 2020 election, the conspiracy theories or demanding that the election be rigged without repeated audits and empty-handed investigations.

Trump’s approval of the Secretary of State in Michigan spread some of those same allegations, but he also said Democrats were “taken by Satan’s agenda,” questioned evolution and made a number of derogatory remarks.

Maryland GOP who hopes Dan Cox wrote on Twitter about Jan. 6 that Mike Pence is "a heretic."

Arizona GOP Rep. Paul Gosar recently posted on twitter a video of his anime style attacking Democrats and has long faced criticism for associating with right-wing extremists.

Former Pennsylvania Senator Sean Parnell (now re-elected) and Ohio congressional candidate Max Miller have been accused of domestic violence. Both plead not guilty to the charges.

Texas GOP attorney Ronny Jackson is accused of sexual harassment and other misconduct during his time at the White House. He recently called the omicron Covid divergence a tactic so that Democrats can “cheat” within the conditions.

That is just a small sample of the Trump Endorsement Club that includes many controversial comments, actions and conspiracy theories. But it does include ordinary Republicans who wear Trump's credentials proudly.

This is because many Republicans, at least in public, seem to make the same bet as Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who told Sean Hannity ln May that the GOP "could not grow without Trump".

That may be true for now. But looking at the candidates Trump has approved raises questions: Where did they grow up (and what)?

McConnell said he was watching the work of the Jan committee. 6

But while Trump's power in his party intensified in 2021, that does not mean that Trump's case is over.

In an interview with Spectrum News yesterday, Senate Minerals Leader Mitch McConnell spoke again - briefly - about what he was looking forward to seeing on the January 6 House committee, saying: "It was a scary event, and I think they want you to find it something the public should know."

NBC's Frank Thorp points out that McConnell's interest is noteworthy considering that he came out against the creation of the bipartisan commission Jan. 6, calling the concept "inclined and inconsistent." McConnell is also very good at not answering questions if he does not want to, so he wants people to know that he is interested in getting a committee, and he does not dismiss their work as a joint investigation (as a House Minority Leader). Kevin McCarthy has been doing).

NBC's Ali Vitali also pressured McConnell about the matter at a press conference on Thursday, saying:

Vitali: "This week, you said you are looking at the January committee work and are interested in whether they can find you hoping to learn from their findings?"

McConnell: "Well, I'm just like you, I read reports every day. And it will be interesting to see what they conclude."

Our question: Does McConnell regret voting to exonerate Trump?

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Data Download: Numbers you need to know today

806,480: The number of deaths in the United States from Coivd-19 to date, according to the latest data from NBC News. (That is 1,331 others since yesterday morning).

50,548,291: Number of Covid cases confirmed in the United States, according to the latest data from NBC News and health officials. (That is 155,715 more from yesterday morning.)

68,073: Covid daily hospitalization rate in the United States, according to NBC News

19.1 percent: A two-week increase in those daily Covid hospitals.

490,030,849: Total number of vaccines administered in the U.S., according to each CDC. (That is 1,734,760 others since yesterday morning.)

57,101,568: Number of booster vaccines administered in the U.S., according to each CDC. (That is 1,021,403 others since yesterday morning.)

61.2 percent: The proportion of all Americans fully vaccinated, according to each CDC.

72.3 percent: The proportion of all Americans 18 years of age and older who are fully vaccinated, according to each CDC.

$ 1.6 million: The legal costs of Trump are approved by the National Executive Committee of the Republic.

20: How many House Democrats retire or leave room to run for office next year following the announcement by California Attorney Alan Lowenthal on Thursday that he would not run for re-election.

3: How many Democrats have tried - and failed - to increase immigration provisions in the Build Back Better movement.

Biden headed for South Carolina

“For Chief Whip Jim Clyburn, President Joe Biden's Friday trip to South Carolina is more than just a union visit to an important early voting booth. It is a testament to the decades-long relationship between the two powerful Democrats, in an area that has played a key role in strengthening their two legacy, ”wrote the AP.

“Biden addresses students who graduated in December from South Carolina State University, a school with a history of blacks in Orangeburg. Ally mater by Clyburn, a senior Black member of Congress and the only democratically elected Congress of South Carolina. "