Republicans may finally be turning on Donald Trump. But some, like Lindsey Graham, seem unwilling or unable to do so. Why?
Republicans defecting from Trump?
What took so long for Republicans to start seeing Donald Trump as the loser for the party and country he is? Several Senators said the following.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT): President Trump lost again. And I know a lot of people in our party love the president, former president, but he is, if you will, the kiss of death for somebody who wants to win a general election.
Sen John Thune (R-SD): I think this obsession with the 2020 election became an albatross and a real liability for people who are running, especially the swing states.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): I think he is less relevant all the time. Again, even if you capture all of the Trump voters, you may be able to win a primary, but you’re not necessarily going to win a general election.
Sen Bill Cassidy (R-LA): Those candidates most closely associated with former President Trump underperformed. That was objective. And those who had a little bit more distance tended to do a little better.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) decided not to quite dump Trump, but their answers were a bit more measured. Trump’s days are numbered. Those who do not get off the train now will likely pay a price later.