Donald Trump took over the Republican party in the Spring of 2016. And despite everything Trump has done to damage the party, the GOP seems eager to stick with him.
Republicans willing to stand up to Trump, like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, have been blackballed by the GOP. Ohio congressman Anthony Gonzalez recently announced that he wouldn’t be running for reelection and is worried about his family’s safety.
Recently, William Marsh joined the resistance against the GOP. The New Hampshire lawmaker announced that he was changing his party affiliation to Democrat. During a Sunday appearance on MSNBC, he explained his reasoning.
He told host Lindsey Reiser, “I think when people start repeating things amongst themselves, they begin to believe that they are actually true. They have deluded themselves into thinking that vaccines don’t work, that most of the people getting sick are the people that have been vaccinated, not the people that were not vaccinated. That masks are not a protection — that Covid doesn’t kill people. The speaker of the House died and they think that Covid doesn’t kill people. I cannot understand this.”
“Certain people have said that they have a strategy for taking over the Republican Party. They intend to — people like me, use low voter turnout to bring out the true believers and purge us from the party. I don’t think there is any hope of turning the Republican Party around. I have tried my hardest to do that for five years because I always see myself as a rational person. I wish there were other places to go because I’m not sure that the Democratic Party is necessarily going to be a great fit for me, but we’ve only got two choices in America at the moment.”
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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.