US democracy after US midterms: polarized voters & Trump's GOP
November 21, 2022
What happened in the US midterm elections is becoming clear: the red wave-turned-ripple was only enough for Republicans to narrowly win the House, while the Democrats kept the Senate. But 'why' it happened is a harder question to answer.
On GZERO World, NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith speaks to Ian Bremmer about all things midterms.
Her take on what saved the Dems? Abortion rights and protecting democracy turned out voters.
And what about the GOP? Keith has some thoughts on whether it's still a MAGA party or a Trump personality cult and, looking ahead to 2024, whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a viable alternative to the former president.