WATCH: Former GOP Rep. Will Hurd Says Trump Should Have no Role in GOP Going Forward
When Donald Trump entered the White House in 2017, the GOP held both the house and the senate. Today, they have lost congress, the senate and the White House. Trump played a major role in the party’s devastating losses.
Some, like Mitch McConnell, want to make sure that Trump can’t run for office again. The 45th president, though, plans on staying in control of the GOP. Siding with the senate minority leader, former GOP Rep. Will Hurd says that Trump should have little to no role in the party going forward.
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd asked what role the former president should hold in the party going forward. “I think very little, if not none at all,” Hurd replied. “This is a president that lost the House, the Senate, the White House in four years. I think the last person to do that was Herbert Hoover, and that was during the Great Depression. We should be talking to disaffected Democrats.”
Hurd also noted that the fringe elements of the party need to be called out. “We have an opportunity,” he said. “But we can’t do that if we’re talking about the lies of an election that went wrong or succumbing to conspiracy theories.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of NBC:
WATCH: @ChuckTodd asks Former Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas): "What role should former President Trump have in the future of the Republican Party?" #MTP@HurdontheHill: "I think very little, if none at all." pic.twitter.com/EGAIT9N4up
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) February 21, 2021