With friends like these, who needs enemies?
It’s fair to say that President Trump is polarizing, and now there’s more proof that such polarization takes place within his political party.
A group of Republicans who worked for U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush recently formed a Super PAC to support …Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Matt Borges, the former head of the Ohio Republican Party, and Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted 10 days as Trump’s White House communications director in July 2017, are the founders of the new political action committee, called Right Side PAC.
Borges claims to back every Republican vying for office this year, except for the man in charge.
“Trump is an existential threat to the Republican Party, and to the country, and we need him out of office.”
This is the latest, but not the only, Republican-led group to oppose Trump, including the Lincoln Project, the most prominent and active, with anti-Trump ads already running in battleground states; Republican Voters Against Trump; and 43 Alumni for Biden, formed by officials who worked in the George W. Bush administration, America’s 43rd president.
Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump re-election campaign, said:
“President Trump has the support of a record number of Republicans and leads a united party,” Murtaugh said. “Any efforts by disgruntled former Republicans is doomed to fail.”
Maybe, but it’s still not a good look to have former leaders in your party supporting the opposition.