I am wondering when the "sane" Republicans will simply resign from the party and caucus with Democrats until 2024? The Republican majority is not that large.
Because structurally the US political system is set up to favour the GOP. There’s structural advantages in the Senate, Electoral College, State Legislatures, Courts that favour Republicans. With things like gerrymandering and voter suppression they have a disproportionate hold on government. So any Republican knows it’s an easier ride on their side of politics.
The GOP base is influenced by Fox News and far right media, so any moderate knows in order to hold any form of power on the right side of politics they have to appease that crowd. Some may wish to caucus with Democrats but they’ll be primaried and eliminated from the party, much like Liz Cheney was.
To be a GOP member in 2023 is to appease the MAGA crowd, it’s non negotiable. The party of Lincoln, Romney and McCain does not exist anymore