CNN senior political analyst John Avlon had a blunt take on the infighting now roiling the Republican Party, calling it a "stupid civil war" that was not between former President Donald Trump and the establishment GOP, but rather "between truth and lies". 21, 2021, he will not back former President Donald Trump if he runs for the White House in 2024, saying "it's time" to move on to different voices in the Republican Party.
Hutchinson previously remarked to CNN that Trump, who is set to make his first post-White House speech at next week's Conservative Political Action Conference amid pushing for primary challenges of Republicans who have bucked him, can't define the party moving forward. "But then you have establishment Republicans who just agree with establishment Democrats and everything, and they don't ever push back". Days later, the former president criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), asserting that the Republican Party won't recapture the Senate majority with McConnell as the leader. But there´s many voices in the party'.
Just 19% believed Republicans should turn away from Trump and remain loyal to establishment Republicans. "This led to the violent events of January 6 when we all watched violence in the hall of our nation's Capitol and couldn't believe our eyes".
In a new Suffolk University-USA Today poll of Trump voters released on Sunday, almost half - 46 percent to 27 percent - say they'd ditch the GOP for another if the twice impeached Trump were at the helm.
Trump, meanwhile, hasn't declared whether he would seek the 2024 nomination. But Hutchinson did not join calls for Trump to resign and said impeachment wasn't a practical option. I worked with Ivanka [Trump] and others and they love America.
Dana Bash commented that Trump DOES define the party, as evidenced by the decision by Hutchinson's nephew, Sen. Jim Hendren, announced that he´s leaving the GOP, citing Trump´s rhetoric and the riot at the Capitol by Trump's supporters.
Governor Hutchinson, on a return trip to CNN this morning, further distanced himself from Donald Trump by saying in response to a question that he wouldn't vote for him should he be the nominee in 2024. But I would not support him, ' Hutchinson said.
Sanders, the daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee, has indicated she would lean heavily on Trump and his rhetoric, with an announcement video pledging to fight the "radical left".