Mike Huckabee Frantic To Pretend Split In Republican Party Doesn’t Matter
The majority of the Republican Party is still expressing support for ex-president Donald Trump, but that majority wasn’t enough to win him a second term. The question is whether it will be enough for him to continue influencing elections down-ballot. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee tweeted Wednesday morning, seeming to insist that the portion of the party that’s splitting off and rejecting Trumpism doesn’t matter at all.
The New York Times reported Tuesday that over 100 Republicans have come together to release a letter, expressing their intent to form a new party. The 100, which includes elected officials, say they want the GOP to reject “forces of conspiracy, division, and despotism.” Huckabee quickly jumped in to defend Donald Trump.
75 million voted for Trump. You have 100. You’re going to release a letter. Be sure and include what a great job Biden is doing w/ China, the Middle East, employment, the border & energy. https://t.co/TBiiEY7GA4
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) May 12, 2021
“75 million voted for Trump. You have 100,” Huckabee tweeted, sidestepping the fact that this group includes former elected officials, including governors, members of Congress, state legislators, and other Republican leaders and influencers, who intend to take a share of the voting populace with them when and if they leave the Republican Party.
Donald Trump won the 2016 election via the electoral college, despite losing the popular vote. He lost both the popular vote and the electoral college in 2020, though many Republicans down-ballot won their races. His current political involvement isn’t running himself, but endorsing other Republicans, trying to help win back the U.S. House for the GOP.
If a significant percentage of U.S. voters peeled off the Republican Party to join these 100 letter-signers, it could make a dent in Trump’s influence.
The current GOP must be repealed—or replaced.
— Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) May 11, 2021
Miles Taylor, who released the anonymous op-ed sharing that he and others were trying to oppose and obstruct Trump’ worst impulses, is one of those leaders, and says that the Republican Party must be either “repealed — or replaced.”