Many Republicans want to see themselves as fiscally conservative people who stand for limited government. But that wasn't the picture of the GOP in the Trump era.
When people think of Trump's party, they imagine groups like the Proud Boys. Or militia groups bringing machine guns to the Michigan Capitol. If the GOP wants to remain a political power, Karl Rove recently argued, it must reject the groups Proud Boys, QAnon and Militia.
The former Bush strategist recently commented on this in an article for the Wall St. Journal. He wrote: “T.The Grand Old Party lost the White House when it took seats in the US House, held half the Senate, and increased its number in the state legislature. These conflicting results present Republicans with the difficult task of getting Trump voters into their ranks as they regain strength in the suburbs and gain a foothold with an increasingly diverse electorate. "
Rove continued: "To rebuild, Republicans must decide what their party stands for. The way forward begins by clarifying the GOP's responses to the nation's challenges facing the 2022 elections. "
– @ KarlRove: "The GOP must also reject QAnon, the Proud Boys and militia elements who have infiltrated their ranks. … It won't do any good to tolerate such kooks and fanatics …" https: // t. co / Z8e5otPvt7
– Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 21, 2021
The most important part of this rebuilding, Rove argued, is segregation from marginalized groups. "The GOP must also oppose QAnon, the Proud Boys, and militia elements that have infiltrated their ranks. … Nothing good will come of tolerating such kooks and fanatics. "
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