Republicans Throw Trump Under The Bus

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More prominent Republicans have claimed that former President Trump would be better off not running for the 2024 presidential election. Many have also claimed that if he does choose to run then he will be unlikely to win and be the next Republican nominee. The decision that Trump is set to make is expected to cause an even further rift within the GOP.

Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), and former Vice President Mike Pence have all hinted that they are hoping to see others on the ballot for the upcoming presidential election.

Ryan, Bush, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) have already moved away from the standard GOP party lines, which have widely fallen under Trump’s influence in the past few years. Still, they continue to be increasingly vocal about the concerns they have over Trump placing another bid for the White House. Polls also appear to be favoring the need for new candidates, instead of Trump running once again.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said that while Trump has both fans and haters, he is currently “the most dominant single figure in the party.”

Pence, who had served as vice president under Trump, has not been a supporter of the former President since the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. In a recent event at Georgetown University Pence was asked if they would vote for Trump in 2024. To this Pence replied that there could be someone else he would prefer over Trump.

Many have speculated that Pence is also planning on placing a bid for the White House. His recent events have also appeared to lay the ground for a 2024 presidential campaign.

In a recent interview, Cheney warned that the Party would need to move back from where it’s heading or a split in the GOP would become more likely.