Ex-Defense Secretary Slams Trump's Hold On GOP: 'Maybe It's Time For A New Party'

Written by on January 1, 2021

Former Secretary of Protection William Cohen, a Republican who served within the administration of Democratic President Invoice Clinton, informed CNN Thursday that Donald Trump is a shameful manipulator who will proceed to regulate the GOP behind the scenes even after he leaves the Oval Workplace. 

“The present occupant of the White Home is a ringmaster, and what he expects to do is to snap his whip, and all the elephants soar on the chairs,” Cohen stated, calling out fellow Republicans who’re sycophantic towards Trump. They embody Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who introduced Wednesday that he’ll object to the Electoral Faculty certification of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 6.

Cohen has beforehand stated that Trump’s administration was main the U.S. down a path towards dictatorship. He stated Thursday that those that insist on appeasing Trump want to grasp that the 45th president will “proceed to snap the whip whether or not he’s in workplace or out of workplace.” 

“And each time they’re going to have to leap up and sit on that stool with a purpose to fulfill him and his supporters,” Cohen stated.

Requested about Trump’s need to keep up management of the social gathering — which might break from the custom of earlier one-term presidents — Cohen stated that Trump has a “pathological” need for energy, and those that insist on supporting him are “diabolical.”

The previous protection secretary additionally argued that there’s a main division within the Republican Social gathering between those that maintain allegiance towards Trump and centrists resembling Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah). Romney has argued in latest weeks that Trump’s voter conspiracy theories have broken America’s worldwide picture.

“Possibly it’s time for a brand new social gathering,” Cohen stated. “One which abides by the rule of legislation, abides by balanced price range alternatives, fiscal accountability, but in addition trustworthy to the folks of this nation who vote to elect them.”

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