POLITICO points to Missouri GOP frontrunner Eric Greitens as the poster child for the incoming class of pro-MAGA senators.
As published in POLITICO--
If Senate Republicans seem conservative now, just wait until next year.
The 2022 midterms could usher in a wave of full-spectrum MAGA supporters who would turn the GOP conference an even deeper shade of red — and make the Senate a lot more like the House.
In the five states where Republican senators are retiring, the midterm elections could usher in a wave of hardliners who are nothing like their GOP predecessors.
Greitens, the Republican primary frontrunner, made it clear in a March radio interview that he has no intention of following in the footsteps of Blunt, a deal-maker and close McConnell ally.
“Unfortunately, Roy Blunt has been out siding with Mitch McConnell,” the former governor said. “He’s been criticizing the president of the United States over what happened on Jan. 6. He’s been criticizing the president of the United States for not coming to Joe Biden's inauguration, where obviously, everyone in Missouri, saw Roy Blunt there.”
This morning, New Yorker Magazine cited Greitens as one example of the prospective next class of US Senators, arguing that the 2022 midterms could give the Senate a "MAGA Makeover."
This follows a poll from President Trump's pollster that found Greitens holds a nearly 40 point lead in the contest to replace Blunt.