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In New York and California, a GOP split screen on Trump verdict

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2024
From The Left
2024 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hush Money, New York, California
Mark Peterson

Vulnerable House Republicans in New York and California face the same dilemma in reacting to Donald Trump’s newly minted status as a convicted criminal. But the lawmakers on opposite coasts are responding in vastly different ways.

In New York, once-reticent GOP members suddenly found a new voice, assertively parroting Trump’s complaint that his prosecution was a political hit job. In California, silence rang among targeted Republicans.

The contrasting strategies are especially stark because of the nearly identical role the two states play in this year’s election landscape. There’s not much...

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