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The GOP’s wager on Kanye West has not turned out well.

Kanye West’s support for Donald Trump appealed to Republicans. For years, the GOP has struggled to bolster its standing with Black voters. Ye’s espousal of anti-Jewish rhetoric has triggered a scramble within the GOP. And with that, Ye went from shaky asset to obvious liability. The House Judiciary Committee’s Twitter account quietly deleted a tweet praising Kanye West, Elon Musk and Jay Z. The goal of the tweet was to claim the popularity of those men as their own.