The GOP shouldn't count on the January 6 hearings to give them an advantage in the presidential race.

GOP strategists and people close to the ex-president think the hearings won't have much of an effect on whether other Republicans challenge Trump.

"I don't think it changes their thinking," said Mike DuHaime, the CEO of MAD Global. Those who are afraid to run against Trump are still going to be.

He said that those who have already signaled that they won't run against Trump know that he will still maintain a core of support.

After the January 6 committee released graphic, violent footage of the attack and emotional testimony from a badly wounded police officer, the acceptance of Trump's hold on the next GOP presidential nomination is noteworthy.

After a yearlong investigation and more than 1,000 interviews, the panel plans to hold six public hearings in June. They want to show that Trump poses a grave threat to Democracy.

The committee is trying to reach voters who don't think that Trump was involved in the riot. A majority of voters thought that Trump had no responsibility for the attack. The total increased to one-third one year later.

Saul Anuzis, a GOP political consultant with Coast to Coast Strategies and former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, said that people have already decided where they stand on the issue.

"This is either a devastating conviction of Trump and his agenda, or nothing more than a sham hearing trying to blame Trump and hurt Republicans," Anuzis said.

Sam Nunberg, who was an advisor to Trump's campaign, said that re-examining the events doesn't help the president.

He said the hearings were a "deep cut" of what has been a slow bleed for the former president since he left office.

Nunberg said that he brought it out in the clear.

Nunberg doesn't believe that the issue will stick with conservatives. He said that the Capitol shouldn't make the lead attack against Trump a priority because it won't be the most important issue for voters.

He said that it was a losing tactic. It's not worth it. It will hurt your own candidacy.

He said they should blame Trump for handing the presidency over to Fauci.

The hearings aren't expected to dent the midterms for Republicans

Republicans in Congress think that the riot will be a low priority for voters and that they will destroy the Democrats in the fall. Voters will pay more attention to inflation and gas prices.

"From a Republican point of view, you want to keep the focus on Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, and what we call the radical left progressive agenda and the things they are doing regarding inflation and cultural issues," Anuzis said.

The January 6 investigation is a "sham" that will lead to a dishonest inquiry according to the House Republican leaders. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who voted against certifying the 2020 election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania, were not appointed to the committee.

The Republican Accountability Project supports pro-Democracy Republicans and said that the hearings could help Democrats in states where they are running against insurrectionists in the general election. Doug Mastriano won the GOP nomination for governor in Pennsylvania.

Ramer predicted that the Republican nomination would have no effect.

He thinks he is the likely Republican nominee.

According to the CEO of a social media company who was Trump's spokesman during the 2020 election, the hearings won't have an effect on either front.

Miller defended himself on social media after the committee aired one of his responses.

—Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) June 10, 2022

Miller said everything being done by the committee was for political gain. I edited my testimony to prove that.

Michael Caputo, who worked on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and at the Department of Health and Human Services, found a seat at the airport where he wouldn't have to watch CNN when he was delayed.

He said that the January 6 hearing was a series of performances that was clearly partisan and filled with lies.

He said that any Republican who watched Thursday night should have their red card taken away.

A large number of Republicans might run in 2024 

There are a lot of Republicans that are being talked about for a possible run. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, and would-be first-time presidential candidates are included.

Christie and Hogan both said they would run for president even if Trump were to win.

According to an NBC News report, Trump could announce as early as July 4 that he is running. The former president has plenty of time to qualify for the primary and run a nationwide campaign if he chooses to do so.

Winning the nomination doesn't mean that Trump will be president.

He said that Democrats and Biden are hoping for a Republican nomination. Biden's performance was the focus of almost any Republican besides Trump. The other Republicans could focus on the future while Trump focused on the past.