When Donald Trump became a politician in 2015, it should have been clear to the Republican party who he really was. As a businessman, he had left a trail of destruction, stiffing contractors and turning his back on partners.
When Donald Trump was running for President in 2016, Lindsey Graham famously said, “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed and we will deserve it.”
Graham seems to have been right in his prediction, it just took half a decade. The GOP is currently roiled in extreme in-fighting. You are either a Donald Trump loyalist, or you are no longer a Republican. Just ask Liz Cheney.
Donald Trump would very much like to be the future of the Republican party. He certainly has a lot of support. 43 senators just voted to acquit him during his impeachment trial. Over 150 congresspeople decided to join in on his election fight.
During the 2020 election, voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania voted for Joe Biden. This wasn’t too big a surprise as those states had traditionally voted blue.
The GOP, though, was dismayed by the fact that Democrats were able to flip Arizona and Georgia. Georgia, a long-time stronghold for Republicans, was particularly galling.
In late 2015, early 2016, nearly 20 contenders fought it out for the Republican nomination. Many of them had significant political experience, working as senators, congresspeople or governors of large states.
A group of Republicans opposed to Donald Trump’s reelection plans to spend almost $4 million on ads in Florida aimed at convincing wavering voters to back Joe Biden.
Republican Voters Against Trump (RVAT) will run two ads in the crucial swing state in October as part of what they’re calling “Project Orange Crush.” The initial spend will approach $4 million.
A former Republican governor of Michigan has accused Donald Trump of trying to intimidate others and not having a grasp of policy issues as he endorses Joe Biden.
Rick Snyder backed Biden in an op-ed published Thursday in USA Today. He wrote that he would continue to support Republican candidates down ballot but he couldn’t back the President.
The director of Republicans’ Senate campaign has claimed his party will retain control of the chamber despite polls showing many key GOP members are vulnerable this November.
Kevin McLaughlin is National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director. He told Politico on Wednesday that the GOP would keep the Senate this fall.
Alumni from the campaigns of the last three Republican presidential candidates have come out in support of Joe Biden with more than 100 backing the Democrat.
Staffers who worked for President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain and Senator Mitt Romney have declared their support for the former Vice President.
Michael Steel responded to criticism of his opposition to Donald Trump on Tuesday by calling out “collaborators” whom he suggested had abandoned Republican ideas.
The former Chair of the Republican National Committee announced on Monday he was joining the Lincoln Project, a conservative group backing former Vice President Joe Biden.
A longtime Republican pollster struggled to explain what the party stands for under Donald Trump in a recent interview. Frank Luntz seemed blunt in his failure to point to a coherent platform.
Luntz was approached by Politico‘s Tim Alberta as he tried to answer a question about what the GOP stands for in his recent piece. He’s a well-regarded “guru” for the party’s politicians.
A huge majority of Republicans think the United States is in better shape now than it was four years ago. This view stands in stark contrast to the opinion of voters at large.
A CBS News poll found that 75% of self-identifying Republican voters think the country is better off than it was in 2016, while 25% disagreed with the premise.
Hillary Clinton doesn’t understand why some of her former Republican colleagues don’t stand up to Donald Trump. The former senator accused them of being “complicit”.
The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate spoke to MSNBC on Friday following Joe Biden’s acceptance speech at their party’s convention. In a wide ranging conversation, she brought up GOP senators she knew.
Barack Obama has slammed Republicans hours before he’s due to speak at the virtual Democratic National Convention. The former President appears to be preparing to immerse himself in the campaign.
Some Republicans are concerned that Donald Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots have been too successful and could end up hurting the party in November’s elections.
Trump has repeatedly attacked vote-by-mail and claimed that it’s open to massive voter fraud, including by hostile foreign actors. There is no evidence of this, but his claims seem to be having a real effect on potential GOP voters.
Steve Schmidt believes Republicans will lose control of the Senate if they continue to be Donald Trump’s “foot soldiers.” The former GOP strategist offered a grim assessment for the party.
Days after Speaker Pelosi led the House to impeach Donald Trump, the president and Republican leaders continue to feel the same sting a child feels when punished.
The fact that impeachment happened before Congress and the President went to their holiday destinations means Donald Trump got the Christmas present he deserved. For once, the return reflected the quality of his decisions and deeds.
Defending conservativism against charges it is an inherently racist ideology has become de rigeur among not just that sector of Republicans that has for some time sought to distinguish and distance themselves from Trump but also among more recent apostates jumping the sinking Trumpist GOP Titanic.
Joe Scarborough, former Republican but still self-proclaimed conservative host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, has hoisted himself into media and political limelights of late with his popularizing of the moniker “Moscow Mitch” for senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, who has refused to bring to the senate floor for a vote a bill to fund measures to protect U.S. elections from Russian interference.