Charlie Sykes discuss the current state of the Republican party in preparing for the next elections:
"Lay the groundwork for possibly doing this in 2024. Reuters did a survey of the Republicans running for secretaries of state, and the majority of them are not willing to say that this election was legitimate. And these are the key players, these are the people who stood solidly against the attempts to steal the election, but what Donald Trump is doing is reshaping the Republican party into a party that might be more willing to go along with this. There is certainly a party that is unwilling to stand up against it. And yes, the vast majority of Republican voters now doubt the legitimacy of the election. But I have to tell you, this is where the deep cynicism comes in, most of the elected officials know perfectly well that it's all a lie, that it's all BS. They know what they're doing, and they're telling themselves we're just going to throw out some boo bait to the bubbas,. we're going to satisfy the base, but the reality is that they are undermining confidence in a democracy in a way that we have never seen in this country. And again, January 6 is not an historical event, it is an ongoing rolling assault on democracy. And people need to understand that, that it's not something in the rear view mirror."