Skip to comments.Mark Sanford announces Trump primary challenge: GOP 'has lost our way'
Posted on 09/08/2019 7:57:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford announced Sunday that he is running for president as a Republican, becoming the latest to challenge President Trump in the GOP primaries.
Sanford said the Republican Party is facing an identity crisis, and he wants the GOP to take a look at itself and do some soul searching.
I think we have to have a conversation about what it means to be a Republican, Sanford told Fox News Sunday, claiming the party has lost our way.
Sanford specifically made reference to the debt, deficit and government spending. Other conservatives expressed concern about these issues when Trump helped Congress pass a spending bill that increases spending caps and suspends the debt ceiling, allowing for more government borrowing until July 31, 2021. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., blasted his colleagues at the time, saying it marks the death of the Tea Party movement in America.
Sanford also challenged Trumps tactics when it comes to trade, saying that engaging the world when it comes to trade is one of the hallmarks of the Republican Party.
He also brought up political culture, which he said has been damaged by Trump. We need to have a conversation about humility, Sanford said, blasting Trumps social media habits by claiming that a tweet is not leadership.
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I thought the RNC is closing down the primaries.
It is Sanford who has lost his way and needs to do some soul searching.
Before he disappears into the woods with a hooker anyway...
Bless his heart.
Outside of Trump, there is no such thing as “The GOP”.
Bush League Republicans are greatly unhappy that President Trump managed a hostile takeover of the Cheap Labor Express party.
What they think it means to be a Republican is to prevent the citizens from stopping the illegal alien inundation.
SC is supposed to be nixing the primary. Thanks for playing.
Said the man who went for a walk in The Appalachians and ended up in Argentina.
Take a hike, Mark.
Exactly what I was thinking.
To paraphrase Lenin, "When someone says 'we have to have a conversation', I reach for my revolver".
Sanford got lost on the Appalachian Trail and found himself in Argentina
As a benigh challenger, his purpose will be to promote Republican views that are not derrogatory to the President’s re election effort
“I thought the RNC is closing down the primaries.”
I think SC has voted in favor of that and a couple of other states are in the process of doing that as well.
I think it’s a big mistake, personally. Open conversation about the direction of the party is healthy. Look at the fight between the Sanders and Hillary supporters back in 2016 as an example.
No comment...not worth one word. This bozo Sanford is going nowhere, at all!!! It’s a joke and of course The FNC, Chris Wallace Media falls for it hook, line & sinker!!!
The RNC does not have that power, but they are trying to eliminate RNC sponsorship of any debates.
[Said the man who went for a walk in The Appalachians and ended up in Argentina.]
This is that guy Lolololol. This would be the kinda guy that a Mitt Romney would be pals with.
Yeah because we want all republicans to carry on affairs with foreigners while their wives stay home and think they are hiking in the local mountains.
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