Former President George W. Bush has some advice for the Republican Party. But, it’s not clear that the Republican Party wants to hear his advice.
“Former President George W. Bush again criticized what he sees as a Republican Party that is not inclusive enough, arguing that if it stands for ‘White Anglo-Saxon Protestantism, then it’s not going to win anything,'” according to CNN.
“The comments by the 43rd President — who has recently critiqued the modern GOP with a candor that has been unusual for him in retirement — speak to a rift in the party that has one side urging a doubling-down on former President Donald Trump’s brand of nativist politics and another that wants to return to the more traditional GOP that Bush once led. [emphasis added]
“Bush made the remark in a podcast interview with The Dispatch last week in response to a question about members of the Republican Party who planned to start a caucus pushing for “Anglo-Saxon political tradition” and Republicans who peddled the falsehood that the 2020 election was stolen. Bush, who said he does not believe the election was stolen, told The Dispatch that while he believes Republicans will eventually govern again, ‘if the Republican Party stands for exclusivity — you know, it used to be country clubs, now evidently it’s White Anglo-Saxon Protestantism — then it’s not going to win anything.’ [emphasis added]
“It’s far from clear, however, if the former President’s guidance will find an audience among a GOP whose leaders are reluctant to defy former President Donald Trump and his base.”
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