With a growing list of candidates gearing up to run, even a Trump diminished by two impeachments and mounting legal vulnerabilities could hold a commanding position in a fractured, multi-candidate primary.
One year ago, amid the political landmines that Congresswoman Liz Cheney was navigating after becoming embroiled in a feud with former president Donald Trump, Cawthorn decided to take to twitter to have a little fun at Cheney's expense.
"The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and antisemitism," Cheney wrote. "History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them."
As officials gathered in Utah this week for the Republican National Committee's winter meeting, party leaders left no doubt that the GOP is choosing to serve former President Donald Trump and his political interests before the next presidential election.