Abrams Calls Trump a 'Symptom' of the Republican Party's 'Disease'
'The symptom is that he found a shortcut to leadership'
Former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial Stacey Abrams described President Donald Trump as a “symptom” of the Republican Party’s “disease."
During an interview on ABC’s “The View," Joy Behar said:
“It’s very dangerous what’s going on right now."
"This comes down to Republicans needing to back Trump’s big lie that the election was stolen."
"It’s the same reason Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s going to be ousted as GOP conference chair tomorrow.
"Senator Lindsey Graham says the Republican Party can’t grow without Trump. Is he right? Is he right? Why are they clinging to the cult of Trump, may I ask? He is a loser.”
“I think the attention to Donald Trump is a symptom."
"It is not, however, the disease. The symptom is that he found a shortcut to leadership," Abrams said.
"He found a shortcut to actually doing the work."
"He decided that the only way to win was not by adapting to the populous that he was to serve, it was about gaming the system to remove voters he found inconvenient."
"That is what the insurrection on January 6 was about.”
On Sen. Lindsey Graham claiming the Republican party can’t grow without former Pres. Trump, @staceyabrams says, “The attention to Donald Trump is a symptom. It is not however the disease.”— The View (@TheView) May 11, 2021
“The symptom is that he found a shortcut to leadership,” she adds. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/cH8QZIJJ2z
“The fact we are watching the Republican Party, one of the two standard bearers for democracy, rest their hopes on success by removing their own people from leadership rather than listening and adapting and internalizing what should be a natural belief in the United States, that every vote counts and that no voter should be impeded from being able to cast an eligible ballot, that should be deeply concerning to people of all parties.”
Last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham insisted Trump is the only person to help the party grow.
During an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity,” Graham said the Trump agenda brought more people to GOP and attracted new voters.
“I would just say to my Republican colleagues: Can we move forward without President Trump? The answer is no,” he said.
“I’ve always liked Liz Cheney, but she’s made a determination that the Republican Party can’t grow with President Trump."