We have a Republicans with the ‘balls’ to go after his party leader….
The question is?
Will the anti-Trump Republican come out from hiding under rocks?
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who is flirting with a 2020 White House run, on Thursday accused the Republican National Committee of taking “unprecedented” steps to shield President Trump from primary challengers.
Hogan, who is being courted by Republican dissidents seeking an alternative to Trump, told Politico in an interview that he was disgusted by RNC efforts to close ranks around Trumpand troubled by reports that Republicans in South Carolina were considering scrapping their primary altogether.
“I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’ve been involved in the Republican Party for most of my life. It’s unprecedented,” Hogan told Politico reporter Alex Isenstadt. “In my opinion, it’s not the way we should be going about our politics.”
Hogan spokeswoman Amelia Chasse confirmed the comments made by the governor, who has stepped onto the national stage since his reelection in November to discuss the direction of the GOP, President Trump and his own future.
“The governor was referring to the reporting that the Trump campaign is seeking to close off parts of the primary process,” Chasse said. “He sees it as . . . problematic, not the way it should work.”
Hogan, who has criticized Trump since before the president was elected, is now speaking more frequently and in sharper tones about Trump and Washington politics.
Earlier this week in an appearance on CBS This Morning, Hogan said Trump acts “irrationally” at times and looks “pretty weak” in the general election. He also questioned the president’s decision to issue an executive order declaring a national emergency over border security……
Hogan IS popular across the political spectrum in Maryland, which sits below the Mason-Dixon line….
Somebody IS gonna poll him against Trump and might find him with higher approval numbers overall than Trump in a general election run if he gets to be better known….
THAT will cause Trump to react for sure….
Hogan probably has little chance of grabbing the nomination right now…
But if Trump should stumble politically or legally in the next year or so?
image…..Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) (L), and Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) (R), listen to questions during a meeting with members of the National Governors Association, in the State Dining Room at the White House, February 22, 2016 in Washington, DC…..CNN