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Former RNC Chair Says The GOP Has Hit Its ‘Lowest Of Lows’

Michael Steele, the previous chair of the Republican Nationwide Committee, mentioned Sunday that the GOP is reeking of desperation because it clings to former President Donald Trump.

Steele, an MSNBC contributor and loud Trump critic, was requested on “The Sunday Present” to touch upon Republicans’ fealty to the previous president, which has turn into considerably of a litmus take a look at inside the get together. 

“My, how the mighty have fallen and sunken to the bottom of lows that Donald Trump is your savior,” Steele mentioned. “The fact of it’s, Donald Trump, 5 years in the past was somebody that everybody was like, ‘why is he right here?’ And now they’re kicking everybody else out of the room as a result of he’s right here.”

Home Republicans are making ready to purge Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her management place as a result of she received’t assist Trump or his election lies. MSNBC confirmed a clip of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who mentioned final week that he’d at all times favored Cheney however he had decided that the GOP “can’t develop” with out Trump.

Graham was not so constructive about Trump previous to his election. In truth, in the course of the 2016 marketing campaign, he mentioned that “we are going to get destroyed” if Trump grew to become the nominee. 

“It speaks of desperation,” Steele mentioned on Sunday. “Desperation of management, desperation for concepts, desperation for a strategy to transfer the nation ahead and embrace its range. That’s what Liz Cheney is attempting, has been attempting to inform them.”

“She has proven the management, which they’re threatened by, as one in every of her caucus members put it, you already know, ‘she’s like that girlfriend who doesn’t take heed to you,’” he continued, ostensibly referring to a sexist remark from Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) after Cheney voted to question Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 rebellion on the U.S. Capitol.

Kelly in contrast Cheney’s vote ― one in every of solely ten Republican votes in favor of impeachment ― to seeing “your girlfriend on the opposition’s aspect” within the stands at a soccer sport.

“Actually? that’s your go-to with Liz Cheney? That tells you the place we’re,” Steele mentioned.

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