Danielle Thomsen

"Factions can potentially have more influence if majorities are slim and their members can manage to stay together," Danielle Thomsen, [associate] professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, told Newsweek. "We are seeing this band of conservatives test the limits of their influence and strength at the outset. One goal is to extract rules concessions, but another goal is to attract front-page media coverage for playing hardball with the establishment."

For the full story, please visit https://www.newsweek.com/maga-movement-gains-new-hold-congressional-republicans-defying-donald-trump-1771031. 

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