Establishment Republicans have been stewing ever since Donald Trump won the Presidency.
Led by Paul Ryan, they have thwarted his Make America Great Again agenda in Congress.
Now they got caught in a sinister plot to remove Donald Trump from office in 2020.
#NeverTrump Republicans won’t give up their sabotage.
These globalist minded Republicans refuse to accept the results of the 2016 election and they are still working against Donald Trump.
Now some of their champions in office are laying the groundwork to run a primary challenge against Donald Trump in 2020.
Ohio Governor John Kasich – who supports gun control, opposed the GOP’s Obamacare repeal efforts and backs amnesty – is itching to run against Trump.
He never misses an opportunity to bash the President and preen in front of the cameras.
Now he is on the verge of the unthinkable – a primary challenge to a sitting President.
The New York Times reports:
“Mr. Kasich has been more defiant: The Ohio governor, who ran unsuccessfully in 2016, has declined to rule out a 2020 campaign in multiple television interviews, and has indicated to associates that he may run again, even if Mr. Trump seeks another term.
Mr. Kasich, who was a sharp critic of the Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act with deep Medicaid cuts, intends to step up his advocacy by convening a series of policy forums, in Ohio and around the country.
Gov. John Kasich of Ohio has declined to rule out a 2020 campaign in multiple television interviews. Credit Mark Wilson/Getty Images
“He’ll continue to speak out and lead on health care and on national security issues, trade policy, economic expansion and poverty,” John Weaver, a political adviser of Mr. Kasich’s, said.”
Another anti-Trump Senator eying a Presidential run is Nebraska’s Ben Sasse.
Sasse – who has led a fight on behalf of conservatives in the Senate – has made himself a national figure for constantly attacking Trump.
He refused to support him in the 2016 election and has stepped up his attacks now that Trump is in office.
The Times reports he has made the rounds in the early primary states and talked himself up in a manner which suggests he could try and sabotage Trump with a primary challenge:
“Mr. Sasse, among the sharpest Senate Republican critics of Mr. Trump, has quietly introduced himself to political donors in language that several Republicans have found highly suggestive, describing himself as an independent-minded conservative who happens to caucus with Republicans in the Senate. Advisers to Mr. Sasse, of Nebraska, have discussed creating an advocacy group to help promote his agenda nationally.
He held a private meet-and-greet last month with local Republican leaders in Iowa, where he lamented the plodding pace of Capitol Hill and declined to recant his past criticism of Mr. Trump.
Jennifer Horn, a former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party who hosted Mr. Sasse in the first primary state last year, said she saw the senator as speaking for conservatives who felt that Republicans in Washington had not been delivering on their promises.”
And then there is Bill Kristol.
Kristol – who is the editor of the Weekly Standard – backed liberal Republican third party candidate Evan McMullin in the 2016 election in a bid to deny Trump the Presidency and is floating the idea of forming a group to deny Trump the nomination in 2020.
The Times also reports:
“In the wider world of conservative Trump opponents, William Kristol, editor at large of The Weekly Standard, said he had begun informal conversations about creating a “Committee Not to Renominate the President.”
“We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Mr. Kristol said.”
Trump crushed the establishment in 2016.
But they have not surrendered in their war against Trump and are actively plotting against him.
We will keep you updated on this story.