The defeat of Jim Jordan marks the end of the Trump era.

There was a time when every Republican voted as a united front without much thought for the designated candidate, a system from which Trump benefited during his election. However, for Jim Jordan, this far-right Republican who was vying for the position of House Republican leader, it’s clear that this forced unity no longer works. Many Republicans, likely aware that Trump’s legal issues are eroding his chances of election, trial after trial, are now even acknowledging the serious wrongdoings of their former leader.

As Republicans grapple with what to do next in selecting their representative, President Joe Biden gains ground, especially on the diplomatic front. He succeeded in pressuring Israel to open up a channel for humanitarian aid to reach Gaza, an accomplishment few world leaders could have achieved.

What we are witnessing among Republicans is quite straightforward: the most extreme and the least numerous are trying to assert themselves with plenty of available funds, while the more moderate, less well-funded ones have no desire to relive the Trump era, whether in elections or potential governance. As a result, multiple factions and independents are maneuvering to make their voices heard. The future will reveal what can emerge from this situation, which, for the time being, leaves President Joe Biden with the freedom to act. In fact, the majority of Republicans did not wish to obstruct him, and only the most extreme have attempted to block his presidency, without success thus far. It’s likely that they will fade into the background as Trump’s allies struggle to be heard despite the noise they attempt to create.

In these troubled times where conflicts are erupting everywhere, and with China more concerning than ever, it’s probable that among Republicans and others, people are seeking intelligence rather than noise. Nevertheless, among Democrats, not everything is as peaceful as one might think. Many of their supporters still believe that President Biden is too old, and yet, no iconic figure seems to be able to rise to prominence. The equation for the upcoming elections appears to be particularly complex, and it is evident that those who seek to divide will not be the winners at a time when the American population needs reassurance, both politically, geopolitically, and economically.

Thierry De Clemensat

Editor in Chief

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