We are thrilled to announce that Isaac Arnsdorf, an incisive journalist who has written revelatory investigations of Republican politicians and the conservative movement, is joining The Washington Post as a national political reporter.
Isaac will cover former president Donald Trump, his “Make America Great Again” political movement and the broad constellation of elected officials, activists, donors and media figures on the right who are powering the Republican Party. He will play a leading role in our coverage of the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election and will collaborate with reporters from the Politics and America staffs, as well as the new Democracy team.
Isaac comes to us from ProPublica, where he has worked since 2017, most recently covering the fallout from the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. He documented how a nationwide grassroots movement is reshaping the Republican Party and election administration. He also has shown how Rep. Mo Brooks used violent rhetoric to popularize the idea of overturning the election in Congress and how Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene juiced her online fundraising to magnify her star power. Isaac is currently writing a book about the fight for the future of American democracy.