Raskin: GOP Becoming a ‘Cult of Authoritarian Personality’

Credits: KFOR

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) criticized the Republican Party on Wednesday, describing it as a “cult of authoritarian personality” following former President Trump’s strong performance in the Super Tuesday primary states.

Raskin expressed dismay at the GOP’s direction, suggesting that it has strayed from its historical values and principles. He lamented that the party, once associated with figures like Abraham Lincoln and principles of liberty and union, has now become closely aligned with authoritarian leaders and regimes worldwide.

The congressman’s comments came in the context of Nikki Haley’s departure from the Republican primary race. While Haley did not endorse Trump, she emphasized that he would need to earn the support of her backers.

Raskin (Credits: The Guardian)

Raskin praised Republicans like Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and The Lincoln Project for standing up for the Constitution and opposing Trump’s influence within the party.

He argued that the GOP’s current state reflects an unwillingness to accommodate diverse viewpoints, with Trump’s leadership being paramount.

Haley, who faced criticism and attacks from Trump during the campaign, emphasized the importance of inclusivity in politics and the need to expand the conservative cause to attract more people.

Raskin’s strong words reflect the deep divisions within the Republican Party and the broader political landscape in the United States.

As a key figure in Trump’s second impeachment and a defender of President Biden, Raskin’s comments underscore the partisan tensions surrounding issues like the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and investigations into Hunter Biden’s business dealings.

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