Republican Revolt: Anti-Trump Insurgents Choose 'Country Over Party,' Defect To Biden

The Trumpian rift in the Republican Party has deepened in recent days as allies of one of the former Republican presidents and former White House nominees have taken steps to endorse the Democrat.

The Republican anti-Trump forces willfully overlook the president’s wins on the conservative scorecard, including cutting taxes, appointing hundreds of conservative judges, confronting illegal immigration and rebuilding the military, said Ford O’Connell, a GOP strategist closely allied with the White House.

“The fact that they are going to throw that all away out of spite makes you questions whether they are actually conservatives,” he said.

Mr. O’Connell said that beating Mr. Trump in November would not turn back the clock for the Republican Party.

“The party is going to carry forward a lot of the things Trump taught them. The number one thing Trump taught them was to have a backbone. For years, Republicans did not have a backbone,” he said. “They are not getting their party back.”

Mr. O’Connnell said the old school establishment that opposes the president has lost touch with the party’s base.

“Here’s what these people miss and what the Republican grassroots have figured out,” he said, “We can always get a new set of leaders. We can’t get a new set of grassroots. If you ignore your grassroots, you’re ignoring your party to its own political peril.”

Read more from S.A. Miller at The Washington Times

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