February 26, 2021

Former Texas GOP rep: Trump should hold very little or no role in Republican Party

Former Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdFormer Rep. Will Hurd declares ebook deal Home poised to override Trump veto for first time Lawmakers name for together with creation of Latino, girls’s historical past museums in year-end spending deal MORE (R-Texas) mentioned Sunday that the GOP ought to have little if something to do with former President TrumpDonald TrumpGovernors in sizzling water over their coronavirus response DOJ investigating whether or not Alex Jones, Roger Stone performed function in Jan. 6 riots: WaPo Did Biden simply endorse ‘human rights with Chinese language traits’? MORE following the violent riot on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Talking with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Hurd argued that the Republican Social gathering had misplaced each homes of Congress and the White Home over the previous 4 years as a direct results of the previous president.

“I feel little or no, if not none in any respect,” Hurd mentioned when requested about what function Trump ought to play within the GOP’s future. “It is a president that misplaced the Home, the Senate, the White Home in 4 years. I feel the final individual to try this was Herbert Hoover, and that was through the Nice Despair.”

“We needs to be speaking to disaffected Democrats” who don’t help concepts akin to decreasing funding to regulation enforcement or increasing immigration, Hurd added, pointing to the failure of Home Democrats to choose up any seats from Republicans through the November election.

The previous congressman went on to say that it was possible his occasion would win management of the Home subsequent 12 months given the normal efficiency of the occasion accountable for the White Home throughout midterm elections however argued that such a prospect could be inconceivable if the GOP was nonetheless centered on arguments over whether or not Trump received the 2020 election.

“We’ve got a chance, however we will not try this if we’re speaking in regards to the lies of an election that went mistaken or succumbing to conspiracy theories,” he added.

Hurd departed Congress in January after asserting his retirement in 2019; he was succeeded as congressman for Texas’s 23rd District by Rep. Tony Gonzales (R).

Previously the one Black member of the Home GOP caucus, Hurd made headlines final 12 months when he joined demonstrators marching in protest towards the dying of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, by the hands of Minneapolis police.

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