Jeff Flake and the “Republicans for Biden”: A Thing That Now Exists
To the collective yawns of 320 million Americans, a group called “Republicans for Biden” announced their existence on Monday to coincide with the first day of the Republican National Convention. According to a report from Fox News, this latest sad “NeverTrump” effort features such luminaries as former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona. Surely, Trump is concerned that this group will be every bit as powerful as the Lincoln Project, the Bulwark, and other pathetic attempts to form a conservative alliance against him.
In addition to Flake, the group includes many others that you’ve probably not ever heard of.
From Fox News:
Some others on the list had already backed the former vice president, including former Republican Sens. Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire (who is now an independent) and John Warner of Virginia. They’re joined by a number of former Republican House members:
Former Reps. Steve Bartlett of Texas, Bill Clinger of Pennsylvania, Tom Coleman of Missouri, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Charles Djou of Hawaii, Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland, Jim Greenwood of Pennsylvania, Bob Inglis of South Carolina, Jim Kolbe of Arizona, Steve Kuykendall of California, Ray LaHood of Illinois (who served as Transportation secretary in the Obama administration), Jim Leach of Iowa, Connie Morella of Maryland, Mike Parker of Mississippi, Jack Quinn of New York, Claudine Schneider of Rhode Island, Chris Shays of Connecticut, Peter Smith of Vermont, Alan Steelman of Texas, Bill Whitehurst of Virginia, Dick Zimmer of New Jersey, and Jim Walsh of New York.
Oh damn, they got Greenwood? Excuse us!
“These former members of Congress cited Trump’s corruption, destruction of democracy, blatant disregard for moral decency, and urgent need to get the country back on course as a reason why they support Biden,” a Biden campaign official said. “These former Members of Congress are supporting Joe Biden because they know what’s at stake in this election and that Trump’s failures as President have superseded partisanship.”
The latest impotent “NeverTrump” effort really doesn’t deserve any attention, but Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh took a moment to obliterate “Republicans for Biden” just for good measure.
“Joe Biden has been a failure in the Washington Swamp for a half century, so one should be surprised when Swamp creatures gather to protect one of their own,” said Murtaugh in a statement. “President Trump has unprecedented support — over 95 percent — among real Republican voters and is also making strong inroads in Biden’s core Democrat constituencies, like Black Americans, Latinos, and union members. President Trump’s record of success for all Americans will carry him to victory in November.”
Murtaugh doesn’t sound too concerned. Maybe he didn’t notice that *checks notes* Dick Zimmer was a part of the group?
The threat is real, y’all.