Home World News Good and bad reasons to reject Trumpism

Good and bad reasons to reject Trumpism


Former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach (center) talks Feb. 1, 2020, with Republican presidential hopeful Bill Weld before a campaign event at Cornell College in Mount Vernon. (David Harmantas/Freelance for The Gazette)

A few Republicans are threatening to jilt the GOP if the party doesn’t reject the influence of former President Donald Trump.

A group of 150 current and former Republican leaders recently signed “A Call for American Renewal,” which lays out a conservative platform contrary to Trump’s. The statement calls on Republicans to “either re-imagine a party dedicated to our founding ideals or else hasten the creation of such an alternative.” That is, direct the Republican Party away from Trumpism, or start a new party.

There are a few Iowa connections among the signatories.

Former U.S. Rep….

Click here for full article…