Larry Hoganthat republican governor of MarylandHe has urged his supporters to “move on”. donald trump and refraining from nominating a “cheap impersonation” of the former president for the 2024 primary race.
“I don’t think he should,” Mr. Hogan told CBS News when asked if he thought Mr. Trump should run for a second term.
“It would be better for the party if we went ahead and looked forward to the future rather than going back and repeating,” he said.
“We don’t need Donald Trump and we don’t need anyone cheaply impersonating Donald Trump,” Hogan said.
The 65-year-old Republican anti-Trump leader said earlier this year that the 2024 bid was “certainly” something he and his political advisers would look atwhile adding that he is focused on leading the state through 2022.
“It’s been a terrible four years for the Republican Party. We lost the White House. We lost the Senate. We lost the house. We lost governors. We’ve lost state legislatures, Hogan said in Tuesday’s interview.
The GOP member was re-elected in 2018 in the heavily blue state, competing against a progressive challenger who faced opposition from the Maryland Democratic Party establishment. He is part of an informal group of Republicans who have taken a moderate position on issues such as Covid-19 guidelines, and he has spoken out in favor of impeaching Mr Trump after the Jan. 6 riots.
In prepared remarks for a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, Mr. Hogan projected himself as a politician with broader mass appeal, akin to former President Reagan.
Mr. Hogan has said the GOP is “in dire need of a course correction,” while urging Republican voters to “stand against the extremes.”
He called last year’s attack on the US Capitol “a egregious attack on our democracy, instigated by the seditious false rhetoric of the defeated candidate.”
The governor slammed Mr Trump’s denial of his loss in the 2020 election, arguing that the divide in the Republican Party is “more of a difference between those who know how to win and those who just pretend they won.” “.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-2024-republicans-larry-hogan-b2071115.html GOP governor urges fellow Republicans to ‘move on’ from Trump