Admit it, when you hear talk of another Trump possibly running for public office in the future, the names that come to mind are probably Don Jr. or Ivanka, both of whom are said to relish following in their daddy’s footsteps.
But according to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the “future of the Republican Party” is Lara Trump, Eric Trump’s wife.
Yes, you read that correctly: Lara Trump.
Graham was holding forth on Fox News when all of a sudden he declared that the biggest beneficiary of Donald Trump’s second impeachment was none other than Lara Trump:
“The biggest winner of this whole impeachment trial is Lara Trump. My dear friend Richard Burr, who I like and have been friends to a long time, just made Lara Trump almost the certain nominee for the Senate seat in North Carolina to replace him if she runs, and I certainly will be behind her because she represents the future of the Republican Party.”
Burr, who isn’t running for another term in the Senate, voted to convict the former president for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, announcing as he did:
“The evidence is compelling that President Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection against a coequal branch of government and that the charge rises to the level of high Crimes and Misdemeanors. Therefore, I have voted to convict.”
Hours after he voted to convict Trump, the North Carolina Republican Party condemned Burr, with the GOP chairman remarking:
“North Carolina Republicans sent Senator Burr to the United States Senate to uphold the Constitution and his vote today to convict in a trial that he declared unconstitutional is shocking and disappointing.”
The Hill reports that a recent poll does indeed show that Lara Trump would be the favorite if she were to move to the state and declare her candidacy:
“The poll found that Lara Trump, who is reportedly considering a Senate run, leads former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) 24 percent to 23 percent, though this is within the poll’s 7-point margin of error.”
Of course, a poll taken this far from an actual election isn’t all that reliable, and there’s absolutely no proof that Lara Trump would be able to handle the rigors of a Senate campaign, especially once the race turns to issues and policy.
The terrifying part is that we may have to watch as yet another moronic Trump ascends to high office based on nothing but their last name. This crap needs to end, and maybe the voters of North Carolina will make sure that it does.