Monday, February 01, 2021

Reuters: Some Prominent Republicans Are Leaving the GOP

(Reuters) - Dozens of Republicans in former President George W. Bush’s administration are leaving the party, dismayed by a failure of many elected Republicans to disown Donald Trump after his false claims of election fraud sparked a deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol last month.

These officials, some who served in the highest echelons of the Bush administration, said they had hoped that a Trump defeat would lead party leaders to move on from the former president and denounce his baseless claims that the November presidential election was stolen.

But with most Republican lawmakers sticking to Trump, these officials say they no longer recognize the party they served. Some have ended their membership, others are letting it lapse while a few are newly registered as independents, according to a dozen former Bush officials who spoke with Reuters.

“The Republican Party as I knew it no longer exists. I’d call it the cult of Trump,” said Jimmy Gurulé, who was Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the Bush administration.

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The Anti-Gnostic said...

There have been plenty of mathemiticians and statisticians pointing out the red flags in the historically anomalous, statistically improbable results. "Baseless" is a statement of opinion. Apparently, pointing this out is more shameful to these people than their boss's pretextual war with Iraq that resulted in the deaths and maiming of hundreds of thousands of people.

Anyway, with Trump's 74 million voters enthusiastically preferring an America First, anti-globalist populism, the neo-cons can make their short, happy journey back home to the woke Democratic Party.

unreconstructed rebel said...

I will not miss any of them.

William Tighe said...

Probably pro-choicers, too, most of them. Good riddance!