According to a new report from the Associate Press, Trump loyalists are turning on Republican Senator John Thune for defying Trump.
The AP spoke to Jim Thompson a retired rodeo announcer and broadcaster who said he “sees an agenda to banish the former president from politics and return the party to establishment figures such as Thune, the second-ranking GOP leader in the Senate.”
Thompson, who still supports Trump says “We were tired of the way things were going, we were tired of political answers and spin.”
The AP also spoke to David Buchanan, the president of a small Bible school in South Dakota who proudly displayed a Trump flag over his home who said “I think the whole impeachment thing is a joke.”
“They’re trying just to destroy President Trump. They see him as a threat,” he added.
Longtime South Dakota Republican voter Jim Thompson is ready to leave the GOP, hoping that an exodus of Donald Trump supporters like him will punish the state's preeminent politician, Sen. John Thune, for defying Trump. https://t.co/HxfoCT6ngv
— ABC News (@ABC) January 31, 2021