Are elected officials within the Republican Party starting to turn on President Donald Trump? It certainly seems that way when you look at the number of prominent members of the GOP who started to move away from Trump over the weekend, suggesting it’s time for him to concede the election to Joe Biden and start the transition process so there won’t be any gap in national security come January 20, 2021.
However, the harshest criticism came from some within the GOP who’ve been Never Trumpers from the start of Trump’s rise to power. For example, Gov. Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, who has always been a thorn in Trump’s side.
After reading the following news about Hogan and Trump, please share your thoughts in the comment section. Do you agree or disagree with Hogan? Is it time for Trump to concede or should he continue to question the election results as reported by the mainstream media?
“Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a vehement anti-Trump Republican, said Sunday that the United States is starting to resemble a “banana republic” under President Trump,” according to The Washington Times.
“Mr. Hogan told CNN that he is confident that the president-elect will be sworn in on Inauguration Day in January, but that he has no confidence that Mr. Trump will do the right thing.
“’We were the most respected country with respect to elections, and now we’re beginning to look like we’re a banana republic,’ Mr. Hogan said. ‘It’s time for them to stop the nonsense. It just gets more bizarre every single day, and, frankly, I’m embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t speaking up.’
“Mr. Hogan, who previously had said he wrote-in the late President Ronald Reagan for the 2020 election, said he does not think his fellow Republicans have the “courage” to stand athwart Mr. Trump as he remains in office.
“‘There have been a few people in Congress — Senator [Mitt] Romney, for example — a few people that are standing up and speaking out pretty strongly,’ the governor said. ‘But there’s an awful lot of them that are not. But history will judge everybody, just as they did during Watergate.‘”
President Trump didn’t like Hogan’s stinging remarks and fired back on Twitter with a reminder of how Hogan had failed his state when it came to the purchase of coronavirus tests.
Report: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Anti-Trump Hero, Paid for Flawed Coronavirus Tests from South Korea https://t.co/PHV7euutVb via @BreitbartNews. This RINO will never make the grade. Hogan is just as bad as the flawed tests he paid big money for!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2020