Lara Trump could be a shoe-in to win the 2022 Republican nomination to succeed Richard Burr, according to Fox News.
Lindsey Graham said, “The biggest winner of this whole impeachment trial I think is Lara Trump.”
“My dear friend Richard Burr, who I like and I’ve been friends to a long time, just made Lara Trump almost the certain nominee for the Senate seat in North Carolina to replace him if she runs, and I certainly would be behind her because I think she represents the future of the Republican Party.”
NEW: @LindseyGrahamSC says Lara Trump could take Senator Burr's (R-NC) seat in the senate when he retires next year. "My friend Richard Burr just made Lara Trump almost the certain nominee for the senate seat in North Carolina to replace him if she runs." #FoxNewsSunday
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) February 14, 2021
Mark Walker did not like Graham’s statement.
“In the words of I believe it was John Ashcroft, Lindsey is always confident but not always right,” Walker said
“We can’t control what anyone else is doing,” Walker emphasized. “This is something we’re focused on because it’s in our heart to do, service has been part of our lives for nearly a quarter-century and we’re going to continue to do so.”
Wow, very nice! Thank you! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/atgZW87cOj
— Lara Trump (@LaraLeaTrump) December 9, 2020
Doug Heye, former Republican National Committee spokesman said, “I don’t see how Saturday’s vote affect that at all.”
“You’ve got to do some crazy kind of algebra and cheating your math to get that.”
Wrong vote, Sen. Burr. I am running to replace Richard Burr because North Carolina needs a true conservative champion as their next senator. Join me → https://t.co/R4vNpN0Njx pic.twitter.com/rw3nMSleIY
— Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) February 13, 2021
From Fox News:
Walker said he’s not paying attention to what other potential contenders may jump into the North Carolina Senate race, which will likely be one of the most hotly contested and expensive Senate battles next year as the Republicans try to regain the majority in the chamber they just lost in the 2020 election cycle.
Heye acknowledged that if Trump runs, “she could raise a ton of money,” but he questioned if she’ll actually launch a campaign.
The House voted on Jan. 13 – a week after the attack on the Capitol – to impeach the then-president on one count of inciting the insurrection, with 10 House Republicans joining all 222 Democrats in the chamber. On Saturday, seven Republicans, including Burr, joined all 50 Democrats in the Senate in voting to convict Trump. But with 67 votes needed to convict, Trump was acquitted.