(UPDATE: Virginia’s Lt. Governor Winsome Sears has announced she will not support another run by President Trump, “I could not support him, I just couldn’t”. More here.)
Delegate Tim Anderson (R-Virginia) believes it’s time to divorce Trump, as do many others. Election results made it obvious. In states where we should have won but Donald Trump had a large presence, PA, GA, and AZ, we lost.
“He will lose Virginia. Just like he’s lost two other times. And he’s going to bring us all down with him,” Anderson, R-Virginia Beach, said in an interview Wednesday afternoon. “I should have said this two years ago.”
Anderson, an attorney and gun shop owner with a knack for politically charged lawsuits tied to conservative causes, said he and many others in the GOP have long felt privately that Trump was bad news for the party. By going public now, Anderson said he hopes other Republicans will also find their voice as Trump prepares a third presidential bid.
“There’s no chance we’re going to sway light blue Democrats our way ever again if we’re going to be wearing red Make America Great Again hats,” Anderson said. “It’s just never going to happen.“
From the NY Times:
“Republicans have followed Donald Trump off the side of a cliff,” David Urban, a longtime Trump adviser with ties to Pennsylvania, said in an interview.
Former Representative Peter King, a Republican from Long Island who has long supported Mr. Trump, said, “I strongly believe he should no longer be the face of the Republican Party,” adding that the party “can’t become a personality cult.”
Donald Trump was an excellent President but his time has come and gone. He will be 80 in 2024. But the biggest problem is the hatred he engenders among so many Americans. Republicans can not have a party leader and Presidential nominee who so many Americans feel strong passion against.
Delegate Time Anderson is correct, we should have divorced Trump from our party two years ago. It’s time to move to a leader America can support, one like Governors Ron DeSantis and Glenn Youngkin.