On Tuesday we published journalist A.G. Block’s in-depth analysis of the woes plaguing California’s Republican Party: they run barely ahead of ‘Decline to State’ in voter registration, have no elected statewide officials, and hold only a third of the state’s legislative seats and about a quarter of the state’s Congressional seats. Republican candidates didn’t even make the ‘Top Two’ in the state’s 2016 and 2018 U.S. Senate races.
Hours after we published the story, Democrats won both U.S. Senate seats in a Georgia runoff election, handing control of the Senate to the Democrats. Yesterday, Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol, disrupting the congressional certification of Biden’s electoral college vote, resulting in four deaths. Media reported that members of the President’s Cabinet were discussing the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from power.
A.G. joined John Howard and Tim Foster today to talk about the plight of California Republicans over the long haul, and what the events of the past few days might mean.