Because it's Republicans exposing Republicans, this is one of the best insights into the nasty world of politics mixing with religion.

"“It’s a cult,” said one Republican operative who was once courted by Elsass and now sees himself as a competitor.

“You take young people who get enamored by driving around in a Bentley, or getting to fly around in a private plane, and stay in sick rooms, and see massive dollars spent on them, but not given to them — and there’s a huge difference there — and you’re the master in controlling that dynamic
. You control the experience and then you get them hooked in, then you get them to do all sorts of things. They start to lose their soul.”