Establishment GOP May Be Looking to Oust Trump in 2020

Stalwarts of the hated Republican establishment, Sens. John McCain (AZ) and Lindsay Graham (SC), may be part of a widespread GOP effort to replace President Donald Trump on the 2020 ballot.

“They [GOP establishment] see weakness in this president,” McCain told the New York Times. “Look, it’s not a nice business we’re in.”

Graham is pushing for 2020 candidates to release their tax returns, a line from the Democrat Party playbook and a dig directly at the president.

“I think that prospectively what I’ll do is, any candidate running in 2020 needs to release their tax returns,” Graham told reporters.

Graham and McCain have been vocal leaders of the Anti-Trump brigade in the Senate and have advocated for the congressional committee investigations into still unproven allegations of Russian collusion and the placement of Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Despite Trump’s efforts to embrace the party establishment by bringing in Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer, it appears that the GOP is looking for something different in 2020.

Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of the Weekly Standard, said he has initiated informal talks about creating a “Committee Not to Renominate the President.”

“We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Kristol said in an interview.

The Republican party failed to recognize, during the 2016 election, Trump’s connection to working class families who had been ignored for decades by both parties. And that lesson still seems lost on them. The GOP is pushing a slew of moderates to run against Trump and none of them has the backing of working Americans.

In late July, Gov. Scott Walker and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) appeared before a crowd of Republican donors in what is historically the first step to declaring a run for national office.

“I’m the only politician here this week that married a girl born in Iowa,” said Mr. Cotton in an obvious attempt to garner favor with donors in the state hosting the famous straw poll and the first caucus in the nation.

Gov. John Kasich, who fared poorly in the 2016 primaries, also appears ready to make another run.

The difficulty for the cadre of candidates that the establishment GOP will march in front of voters in 2020, as many as 30 are predicted, is that it will be another massive pool of politicians with a dizzying array of promises that no one in the base believes they will keep. The base doesn’t trust the party or members of Congress to do anything but make promises and then break them.

The Republican Party could also be negatively affecting the 2018 mid term elections. While Trump’s approval rating is hovering around 40%, Congress is at 10. They’ll need him at every stump, podium, and event if they want to retain or grow their majority next year. While the base doesn’t like Congress very much, if the president says he needs so-and-so to be elected so that he can continue making American great again, that will bring in votes. Trump is still pulling in record crowds for his MAGA Rallies and the GOP should take notice of his pull with the people.

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  1. Anything coming out of Hanoi John Fire-starter McCain’s mouth is less than a dog’s bark and worse than a pig passing gas!

    Lindsey Traitor Grahhhhhamm – not any better. You are on the wrong side, communists! You govern by OUR consent!

    The ONLY patriotic thing either of these despicable phonies can do is DROP DEAD!! I’m waiting…

  2. Another intelligent comment coming from a Trump supporter. While “Hanoi John” was flying an A-4D Scooter in close air support over the head of this jarhead Mr. Trump was busy evading the draft at Fordham and Wharton. That this cowardly liar is President of the United States is a disgrace and when the likes of you disrespect genuine American patriots like Senator McCain you show only that you have no respect for your country or yourself.

    1. Sorry Calvin, McCain is not a patriots. I have much respect for both, myself and this Country of ours, not of some office holder who has been farting in him leather far to long.

      1. Bob….want to add to your opinion? Google Jim Hensley (Cindy MaCain’s father)…just don’t burn your eyeballs…
        thanks for reply

    2. Calvin, you have some interesting points…..However, I do have difficulty in finding agreement with your reference to PRESIDENT Trump lying or evading the draft….Perhaps you have a verifiable source for this and would share it??? In these contemptuous and controversial times where we, Americans, seem to be so divided I believe it is imperative that we all pay attention and arm ourselves with FACTS before getting to set in our opinions. Don’t you? I’m sure you will agree that in order to get the respect of others, we must also respect them.
      I was very late in supporting Trump and spent quite some time (hours) scouring for information to stop him. I DID NOT find any information regarding his lack of military service, nor was I able to factually prove what I saw as lies..
      I’m really looking forward to any help you can offer. In the meantime I will continue to support OUR President that was the choice of the people wanting to change the way business is done in DC

  3. Trump thinks like a Nordic Europeans that wants to make America great again, something missing by everybody!

  4. The day that Trump was elected it was as though a massive Magnitude 7 earthquake rattled the establishment, both in and out of DC.& didn’t discriminate by party …nest eggs were threatened and lobbyist pockets blocked,cutting off many of the supplemental incomes ……..

    Trump was THE CHOICE. He IS the President. It’s not necessary for you to ‘like” him to respect the office (unless, of course, you plan to sleep with him)…HE WAS HIRED TO DO A JOB, not to coddle self centered woosie establishment and chronic malcontent citizens or political parrots unable to think for themselves.

    Our Nation is in crisis….The President is trying to ‘fix’ it….What are you doing to help? It’s not a one man job. Never will we all agree all of the time….I bet you have differences within your own family so how do you expect an entire country to sing in tune all of the time.

    McCain is bitter at his futile attempt to win the prize….as are the 16 losers from this last election. Most of those started a campaign for 2020 the day they dropped out…

    To disrespect the President is to equally disrespect all of those that voted for him….To continue with this hate led mission is bound to lead to a civil war and brother against brother, even husband against wife. IS this really what you want?……and who would be better from the losers?

    20/20 is perfect sight to spot and eliminate the establishment and personal nest eggs

    1. I agree entirely. A massive civil was would be far worst the our boy in NK trying to reach us with one of his nukes. Far more destructive. Both parties still don’t have a clue, they only care about themselves, not us, the American people. They are afraid of losing their jobs. Not much of a job if they lose all respect from us. More and more people realize, Congress Sucks!

  5. McCain needs to be thrown out of the Republican party along with a few others as they are part of the Washington swamp they are not Republicans in the true sense of the word,also he is a neocon warmonger helped by the fake MSM news outlets.

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