Two Republican Stalwarts Warn that the GOP Must Renounce Extremists & Conspiracy Theories
Within the last few days two former leaders of the Republican Party have warned us of the dangers posed by right-wing extremists and the wide variety of conspiracy theories [Covid, QAnon, election fraud, etc.] associated with the Trumpist wing of the GOP.
Alluding to the Jan. 6th attack on the Capital, former President George W. Bush spoke to the threat posed by domestic terrorism during his speech to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Bush, quoted by Reuters: “We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come, not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within.” ...
“There is little cultural overlaps between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home… they are children of the same foul spirit, and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”
Earlier in the week, former New Jersey Gov. and presidential candidate Chris Christie warned Republicans gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that the GOP must “face the realities of the 2020 election,” discredit the “extremists in our midst” and “renounce the conspiracy theories.”
Christie and Bush both understand that Donald Trump unleashed something quite dangerous in America that feeds off the lies and mistrust sown by the former President. Trump seems to believe that he can control and channel the anger, but that's misguided confidence.
Bush and Christie also realize that thousands of Trump's most ardent supporters will gather next weekend in the Capital to demand Trump's reinstatement as President. Hopefully other Republicans will speak up this week to renounce Trump's lies about the election and urge his supporters to accept the outcome.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content