Leading GOP Senator Breaks With Trump

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Leading GOP

Well, wouldn’t you know it, a leading GOP senator is now breaking with former President Donald Trump…it’s about time, that is for sure.

This is because former President Donald Trump continues to be publicly obsessed with the past to the past that he is now even sending Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) a letter asking him to explore the possibility of decertifying the presidential election outcome in this state in which Biden won.

However, Senator Bill Cassidy is not on board with this malarkey. Cassidy was one of the seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump of inciting insurrection at the conclusion of his second impeachment trial earlier this year. Cassidy is now criticizing the push by certain GOP members to “re-litigate 2020”, most notably on NBC’s Meet the Press a few weekends ago.

Cassidy also found time to discuss a recent announcement by Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio) that he was going to retire:

“I think you have a broader question there: the broader question, frankly, is whether Republicans continue to re-litigate 2020, or do we look forward with a positive agenda? If we re-litigate 2020 over and over again, it won’t change the result in 2020, but it will cause us to lose again in 2024. On the other hand, if we have a positive agenda, which addresses the fact that the Biden Administration is in disarray, then the country’ll win, and we’ll win as well. If all you do is talk about the past, you’re yesterday’s news.”

Naturally, Cassidy’s comments are pretty basic. While it’s debatable whether the country is in disarray under the Biden team, there are even some foundational levels where people feel that Republicans are missing the needs of their constituents. Indeed, well-known GOP members such as Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) are seen by some on the left as doing nothing more than pushing conspiracies. Whether you think that Trump’s claims that he is the rightful winner of the 2020 Presidential Election are true to form or totally baseless, there are a lot of people in the Republican party that still support him running a third time.

Either way, leading GOP leaders think they are doing what is best for the country and the Democrats are doing what they think is best for the country, and there doesn’t seem to be any middle ground whatsoever.