Any political party needs to appeal to younger voters who will hopefully keep them in office in the coming years. Both Republicans and Democrats have outreach groups aimed at capturing the youth vote. Donald Trump recently appeared at a Turning Point USA event and spoke with young conservatives.
Some members of the GOP, however, feel that Trump’s message may be turning young voters away from the party. During Monday’s episode of The View, Meghan McCain opined that young Republicans are hearing only the “race baiting” and not the party principles.
The host made a point of calling out Republican lawmakers for not opposing Trump’s recent language. “I always am concerned about the next generation coming up, and young people that are interested in conservative ideals only see this,” said McCain. “They only see race-baiting. They only see the Trump administration.”
The daughter of former Republican stalwart John McCain continued, “At a certain point, you’re going to have a bunch of millennials who think their entire Republican Party is someone who … thinks that all communities of color are ‘infested.'”
McCain then made a call for more Republicans to speak out. “It can’t just be me and Geraldo” she said. “Somebody else has to come out against this. I’m serious. It is very petrifying that there is not one sitting member of Congress that will come out against this on my side.”
While some Republicans spoke out against the “Send her back” chants, none have responded to the attacks on Cummings. Congressman Mark Meadows has been especially vilified since Cummings stood up for his when he was accused of racism in February.
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