They're concerned about being attacked within the party. And it just bothers me that you have to swear fealty to the 'Dear Leader' or you get kicked out of the party. It just doesn't make any sense. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
They're concerned about being attacked within the party. And it just bothers me that you have to swear fealty to the 'Dear Leader' or you get kicked out of the party. It just doesn't make any sense. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
Gov. Hogan rips GOP for devotion to Trump: It bothers me that you have to swear fealty to 'Dear Leader' or you get kicked out the party
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan criticized the GOP leadership for its devotion to Trump.
  • Hogan, a Republican, said members of his party who don't love Trump get "kicked out."
  • "It's sort of a circular firing squad where we're just attacking our own party," he said.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan criticized Sunday members of his own party as they work to strip Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney of her leadership position in the House of Representatives.

"Can you explain why the party doesn't seem to hold Donald Trump responsible?" asked Chuck Todd, the moderator of NBC News' "Meet the Press."

... Hogan said Sunday that Republicans who continue to unequivocally throw their support behind the ex-president are afraid of him.

"I think they're concerned about retaliation from the president," Hogan said Sunday. "They're concerned about being attacked within the party. And it just bothers me that you have to swear fealty to the 'Dear Leader' or you get kicked out of the party. It just doesn't make any sense."


Todd noted that Cheney had supported Trump while in office, particularly his 2017 tax reform bill that Stefanik voted against. According to data from FiveThirtyEight, Cheney voted with Trump's agenda nearly 93% of the time vs Stefanik, who supported it about 78% of the time.

"Well, it's sort of a circular firing squad where we're attacking members of our own party," Hogan said.

He said members of the GOP were more interested in infighting than "focusing on problems" or "standing up and having an argument" with Democrats over Biden's agenda.
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