Donald Trump consistently says that the Republican party would be nowhere without him. And there are plenty of people who believe him. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says the party must move forward with Trump as their standard-bearer.
There are, however, Republicans who think Trump is a massive drain on the party. Mitch McConnell wants nothing to do with him. Neither does Asa Hutchinson, who said Trump couldn’t be the party’s candidate in the next election. And another Republican, Larry Hogan echoed Hutchinson’s sentiments.
The Maryland governor told Fox News, “With America on the wrong path, the stakes are too high to double down on failure. My friend Governor Hutchinson is exactly right. As we’ve already proven in Maryland, the best path for Republican success is a big tent GOP focused on the future and common-sense conservative solutions.”
Earlier in the weekend, Hutchinson, the governor of Arkansas, told the National Governors Association, “I do not believe Trump is the one to lead our party and our country again, as president. I’ve made it clear: This is about the future. It’s not about the past elections.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.