Donna Brazile: Republicans Are in the ‘Grips of’ Trump and 'Can't Move Forward'
'This is about the citadel of our democracy being attacked'
Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile said that Republicans are unable to move on due to being "in the grips" on Donald Trump.
During an interview on ABC’s “This Week” roundtable, Brazile said:
“This should go beyond our standard politics, the standard politics of which party benefits or which group of American voters will lose."
"This is about the citadel of our democracy being attacked," she added.
"It’s about our country being in a state of disbelief," Brazile continued.
"I cannot imagine not looking at all of the underlying factors that led to the march on the Capitol.”
"If we don’t investigate the underlying reasons what happened, and — then we will not prevent it from happening again."
"That is what is so scary about what happened on January 6.”
“But this is an extension of the big lie. It’s the big lie that keeps on, you know, growing that he didn’t — that he didn’t lose the election."
"He lost the election, and Joe Biden won the election," she said.
"And because of the big lie, Republicans are afraid to move on."
"Move on to crafting policies, you know, that they support. And as long as the Republican Party’s in the grips of one man, one man, they will not move forward.”
“We need to investigate this because this is not America. That’s why it needs to be investigated.
Neon Nettle reported last week that seventy-three percent of Republican wants Trump to run for president again, with 83% of the GOP saying they would vote for him in 2024.
In a head-to-head race with Vice President Kamala Harris, Trump would win by 4 points.
Trump would wamp every single challenger in the primary, according to a new McLaughlin & Associates survey.
Trump leads with 57%, followed by former Vice President Mike Pence at 10%, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 8%, and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley at 5% in the potential primary.
In March, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Trump has the ability to grow the Republican Party’s reach or destroy it altogether.
"He can make it bigger; he can make it stronger; he can make it more diverse; and he could destroy it," he said.
Republican voters say they wish for Trump to "play a big role" in the GOP moving forward, according to a new poll earlier this year.