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Maryland governor says GOP needs 'bigger tent' after Trump

Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, rumored to be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024, said the GOP needs to be a “bigger tent party' after President Donald Trump leaves office.

7/12/2020 9:53:00 PM

Maryland 's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, rumored to be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024, said the GOP needs to be a “bigger tent party' after President Donald Trump leaves office.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican governor rumored to be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024 said Sunday that the GOP needs to be a “bigger tent party' after President Donald Trump leaves...

July 12, 2020 GMTFILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces he will lift an order that closed non-essential businesses during a news conference in Annapolis, Md. Hogan, who considered a primary challenge to President Donald Trump last year, announced Tuesday, July 7 he is releasing a book about national politics and his experience as governor. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

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FILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces he will lift an order that closed non-essential businesses during a news conference in Annapolis, Md. Hogan, who considered a primary challenge to President Donald Trump last year, announced Tuesday, July 7 he is releasing a book about national politics and his experience as governor. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican governor rumored to be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024 said Sunday that the GOP needs to be a “bigger tent party” after President Donald Trump leaves office.Maryland’s Larry Hogan, who has been known to break with Trump, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he doesn’t “know what the future holds in November.”

“But I know that the Republican Party is going to be looking at what happens after President Trump and whether that’s in four months or four years,” Hogan said. “And I think they’re going to be looking to, ‘How do we go about becoming a bigger tent party?’”

ADVERTISEMENTThe rebuke was a rarity from Republicans, who have largely been afraid to criticize a president still popular with the GOP rank-and-file despite questions about how he has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.Hogan did not rule out voting for Joe Biden, the Democrat challenging Trump in the November election. In 2016, Hogan wrote in the name of his father, a former Republican congressman from Maryland.

“It’s a difficult choice,” he said. “I think most people would like to see something different, and maybe we’ll figure that out in 2024.”The governor pointed to his 2018 reelection as a model, when he won in deep-blue Maryland by almost 12 percentage points “by reaching out, by trying to find that middle ground where people can stand together” and by eschewing “divisive rhetoric.” He also noted that he did well with suburban women, a group that polls suggest has largely abandoned Trump.

Hogan also raised questions with Trump’s decision on Friday to commute the sentence of longtime political ally, Roger Stone, who had been convicted of lying to help the president, and said “it’s certainly going to hurt politically.” Read more: The Associated Press »

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MASS ARRREST AND EXECUTE ILLINOIS! No Rino's needed thanks! Maryland Governor is deluded if he thinks there will be a Republican party after Trump. We're all just hoping there will still be a Republic after Trump The GOP has been talking about a “bigger tent” for over a decade now. Still, somehow, there’s nothing in that tent but white racists. What’s the strategy now? Go after all the misogynists, xenophobes, and homophobes? It’s the party of hate & it will always be the party of hate.

We’ve heard this big tent BS before. He's a clown mattklewis Rolls eyes. GOPers have said that every one of my 54 years. They’ve shrunk the tent instead. Covid19 response& Republicans worsen 40yr reality⬇️ USA v. rich democracies: 1.lowest life expectancy 2.lowest tax on 1%/corps 3.greatest guns 4.lowest voters bc of votersuppression 5.less democracy, incl. bc ElectoralCollege 6.greatest % pop. in prison

If GovLarryHogan of Maryland wants GOP to appeal to more people, StateMaryland should mail out ballots to all registered voters in time to mail their votes in November 2020 &he should not suppress the vote, incl. by insisting on in-person voting during COVID19 pandemic. No, it’s the squishy RINO types that have made it an almost useless party already. We need more real Constructional Conservatives! That’s what built this greatest country ever!

So all gop representatives should be forgiven for their lack of morals, and actions during the tRumop reign like it never happened? C’mon man! Lol. GovLarryHogan angry old white racists ain’t enough? Maybe GOP platform should be bigger than hatred and greed 😂 Isn't the bigger tent just any garment owned by Larry Hogan?

I think that's obvious given the size of this gentleman Damn right, if you get any fatter according to your gluttony you'll need a larger tent! I have been impressed with what he has done as governor Hollow words. Zero leadership. Larry is like a baby Trump Just another old white guy. NO I'll never trust the Republican party again. Even if Hogan is decent, his party isn't.

Larry... nobody is going to vote for you.. don’t do that to yourself At least he sees trump is coming to an end... Projecting is worth a 1000 words... He is a Democrat disguised as a Republican. That’s what Romney said. How’d that work out? Talk about another big tent. Fat chance of that This morning on meet the press, gov hogan said he would have to decide who to vote for in November, but he thinks he could get moderate dems and independents to vote for him if he runs in 2024. Think again! If you have to think about voting for Biden, forget about it!

I was a huge fan of Larry Hogan as a lifelong Democrat. However he has lost me completely in the last few months. I am soooo disappointed in hi No more Republicans at least for the next 5 presidential terms. Why not now? He better start exercising. It will be a tough run for anyone who is left in the disastrous mess the GOP will be after Trump is done.

63M not large enough? Trump's government is a tent - a circus tent Haha! Useless. No way that fat azz has a chance. 2024? Trumpy is done! Won’t survive this election. If GOP wants a bigger tent, they're going to need a bigger dick. Bush W tried that route... No immigration reform, tax cuts for the rich and the Iraq war. Then the so called autopsy in 2012. The problem is the GOP period. Time and time again, dems have to fix the mess left behind.

Hard pass. Nope. Romney is going to run again Governor Hogan is a moderate GOP. If he desires the GOP nomination he will have to change his politics further to the right. Just as Romney did in 2012. Conservatives' iron grip on the party will force him to do so. Too late. Anyone that sides with Trump is a racist, white-supremacist, Nazi-flag waving Trump chump. The hoods have come off the GOP, and we know who's been wearing them.

After these last 3 years I’ll be avoiding your tent like the plague Trump ate the republican party. It no longer egsists Speaking as a Maryland Democrat who voted for Larry. He's done an exceptional job. He removed the 'Rain Tax' that O'Malley put in and cut tolls. He's been quite open during this crisis we're all in. We've done rather well so far. The country would benefit, Larry's cool.

Republican Party? It doesn't exist anymore. It is now the Trump Loyalist Party. As long as the big tent does not give sanctuary & amnesty to people illegally in the country because as TheDemocrats constantly remind us while ignoring their own rule, 'no one is above the law'. You shouldn't want to be a hypocrite like them, GovLarryHogan.

Lol N.O. Hell no! Why is it still called the GOP? There's nothing grand about it. (Insert sarcasm here) Bigger tent party is not a party build on principle. We want a republican party that stands for something and welcomes everyone that shares the same principle. they have been saying that for over 50 years, and their tent keeps getting smaller and smaller

He is a Dino never going backwards Lol like the big tent that romney and mccain list under Lmfao.. they have been saying 'bigger tent party' for decades now! They burnt that tent down with the validation of trumpism Not a fan. This is quite funny!!’ Let’s get thru 2020. OMG. To survive meaningfully after Drumpf, Republicans have to disown racism and racists in their midst. Not gonna happen. No-one would be left.

Geez, I bet there will be at least 25 Republicans running in 2024, and the race will start Nov 4, 2020 Why wait, Run in 2020 Sorry..the Republican partt has sold their souls to the devil in office. It will take you years to redeem any respect or credibility. Great Another fat old guy to reinvent the gop

This is not news. This was pretty obvious😐 Didn’t they do this in 2012? And then decide “nah, let’s go with racism”? Never happen. No just no. No one is crawling in that tent again. GOP is the party of the dead, racist and unemployed. Good riddance. Too many snakes in the tent already. Itsafairday RIPgop

By bigger tent, do you mean to house more immigrant children in? I hope Larry Hogan runs. Should make for an interesting race. SenTedCruz you should run again too. After Trump has demolished what is left of the GOP You'll be better off running for dog catcher, You'll have a better chance of being elected.

The problem is that Donald J Trump has S!t in the pool of the Republican Party with most Republicans turning a blind eye to it as they swim along with the turds. No one should want to swim in that pool until it is emptied out. mattklewis Oh goodie! He'll leave office so someone other than an old white dude can take his place! Right? ....right?

Big Larry wants a bigger tent; perhaps a smaller spoon would help. Trump has already made the GOP a “bigger tent” party. It’s the country club Republicans, the NeverTrumper Republicans like Romney, who don’t like it. There will never be a president who looks like Larry. Case closed. melodyisdestiny Is there a tent big enough to hold Hogman?

It would take at least three generations before the American public should/ would like the GOP seriously (local/county/state/US) - 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 He won’t even make it to Iowa 😒😒😒 Hahaha... who would vote for a neck monger? He’s done a good job. Been pro science and stood up to Trump. He’d be a much better republican candidate than we have seen lately

Hogan is a KochNetwork member. Same DarkMoney group that chose trump, ensured his election AND responsible for the agenda we’re experiencing today. He’s just better at good PR ShadowNetwork (read it!) TheFamily (read it) DarkMoney (read it) He’s not racist enought the GOP abase will hate him he won’t make it past New Hampshire

Bigger tent full of food for him mattklewis This would be hilarious if it weren't so fucking depressing. Reince Priebus said the same thing after the 2013 'autopsy'. He ended up working in the Trump WH. GOP CHOSE to embrace racism/anti-intellectualism/anti-democracy instead of a 'big tent'. Think we're going to forget?

Here's a big tent 😁 pxwhittle There are no “ good” ones. All the decent republicans should leave and form a new party. Republican Party is a cancer. It’s terminal and nothing can save it. Slightly encouraging that so many people seem to be giving up Trump* as a 'dead man walking' relative to being re-elected. However, still nervous due to how 2016 turned out to feel any security or confidence in turn out Election2020 VoteTrumpOut

Would never vote for this guy good luck with that. mattklewis Usually, what GOP 'big tent' politics comes down to is finding a few people of color who will agree with white supremacists that racism doesn't exist and/or is deserved because of 'black on black crime.' But Hogan's a good man, maybe he will kick the racists out of the GOP.

pxwhittle They are done for a long time. mattklewis Let him eat cake. Who will support him? There is no Republican Party? You mean Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol, Bush Family Lol , Americans will NEVER put a Republican in charge anytime soon!😂😂😂GOPCorruptionOverCountry It’s a fair size pup tent Needs to be a bigger tent party now, doesn't it?

They were told that in 2012. Then Trump ushered in full control of Washington in 2016. Why would they change? He looks like a mashed potato Trump led the GOP into bankruptcy. Throwing a party in a bigger tent won’t make the bad credit history go away. Bigger tent for a bigger circus? Same refrain every election. Then ..... white people...rise up dontfallforit vote voteblue

I think their problem is tents, in the first place. Build a house or something, it's 2020. I like Gov. Hogan but honestly he should run for 2020 - He probably will have better odds because if we survive Trump it will probably be the end of the GOP. All of these Gen Z aren't moving in that direction. Trump has burned the tent down

AMERICA needs a bigger tent, or cease being America. at the end of the day, its all about recognition. this dude has no chance. They've said that for 150 years and it hasn't happened yet, and isn't going to. Trump is the gop's monkey's paw. He gave them everything they wanted, but the price was too high.

How did that do when McCain and Romney ran? Is he planning on being the tent? Or is there not enough clowns in there yet? For the circus? You're gonna need a big top His pants are a bigger tent

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