John Matisonn | Trump’s allies turn on each other

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Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell has told business to stay out of politics.
Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell has told business to stay out of politics.
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Traditional allies of Republican leaders are piling on the pressure as more businesses condemn Republican state legislatures for harsh new voting restrictions that are likely to make it harder for the poor to vote, writes John Matisonn.

Republicans turned on former President Donald Trump and his allies this week, just as President Joe Biden moved to cross two firm Republican red lines - higher taxes and gun control.

In Florida, a lawyer for Joel Greenberg, a close friend and political associate of high-profile Trump supporter Republican Matt Gaetz, confirmed that Greenberg has flipped. Greenberg is now providing evidence about Gaetz as part of a deal which will reduce his sentence for sex trafficking charges related to those Gaetz is being investigated for.

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