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Reeher Weighs in on What Trump Wants From the Midterm Elections in BBC Article

November 8, 2022


Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

Donald Trump has hinted he is likely to run for president again—but he probably won't announce until after this week's congressional elections. So what does he want to happen in the midterms?

An immediate benefit for Trump would come from a Republican-controlled house, a midterms outcome now considered likely by most political analysts.

If that happens, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol—which recently issued a legal summons ordering Trump to testify—could be dismantled.

"That'll probably be dismantled," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. "He'll claim that vindicates him."

Read more in the BBC article, "US midterms: What does Trump want from the elections?"

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