When the threat of a late-filing primary challenger passes, Republicans won't have to stay tethered to their fraying red MAGA hats. The smart ones will toss them.
With the 2018 congressional elections looming large, Republicans have much to fret about, false bravado notwithstanding.
The math simply doesn’t work for them. Democrats only need to pick up 24 seats to take the House. According to Real Clear Politics, in a generic ballot, Democrats top Republicans 45.9% to 36.6%, placing congressional Republicans even lower than where Trump is with the electorate.