Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan slammed his Republican colleagues Sunday for social gathering infighting over loyalty to former President Donald Trump.
As House Republicans put together to take away Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her management place as a result of she refuses to help Trump and his lies that the 2020 election was stolen from him, Hogan mentioned on “Meet The Press” that the social gathering is extra centered on loyalty to the previous president than precise points.
“It bothers me you have to swear fealty to the dear leader or you get kicked out of the party. It just doesn’t make any sense,” Hogan mentioned. “It’s sort of a circular firing squad where we’re just attacking members of our own party instead of focusing on solving problems.”
“We’ve got to get back to winning elections again and we have to be able to have a Republican Party that appeals to a broader group of people,” he mentioned.
Asked for his view on why Republican management has refused in charge Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol, Hogan mentioned they had been involved about retaliation from Trump and inside the social gathering.
Hogan, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2024, has lengthy been a fierce Trump critic. He mentioned after the election final yr that he’s not afraid of talking up as a result of he considerably outperforms Trump’s help in Maryland.
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