Larry Hogan is apparently the new face for anti-Trump Republicanism 

June 5 – Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan made the Wall Street Journal today with his anti-Trump stance for Republicans. 

Hogan urged voters to respect the verdict after Trump was found guilty in the hush money trial in New York. 

His words did not sit well at all with Trump supporters. 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “Listen, Maryland in the grand scheme of things, we already know where Maryland is going to go. This really doesn’t help hurt or help Hogan and Trump isn’t worried about Hogan here. This is just a lot of hot air floating around here but it is hot air nonetheless.”

Attorney Clint Barkdoll added, “This is also the subject of an editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal, where the Journal editorial board, which is very conservative, is very critical of Lara Trump and the RNC. Remember over the weekend, she did an interview with Fox. She’s the new chair of the RNC. She basically said the RNC was not going to support Hogan because he essentially was not loyal enough to Donald Trump and the Journal is pointing out that this is a bad attitude, a bad philosophy if you want to retake the Senate. They’re pointing out we know Maryland’s going to vote for Biden. Hogan may be the only candidate in the country who has a chance of winning that Senate seat as a Republican. Mitch McConnell came out yesterday, and McConnell is now backing Trump and McConnell made similar comments. He doesn’t really care who Hogan votes for as president, but he does care that they get one more Republican Senate seat because that seat could dictate who controls the chamber next year. So it’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds. Hogan certainly would like to have some money from the RNC but again, Lara Trump for now is saying that the RNC doesn’t plan to support him.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “She being for the RNC, I think should be a little less divisive because she’s supposed to be uniting, helping to unite everyone to get behind the Republicans. Right now it’s not about whether this Republican’s loyal enough or Trump with his issues. It’s about do you want to change things in this country? Do you want to change away from these policies of progressive liberal ideology that puts America last and that is hurting our economy so badly, hurting our future so badly, actually becoming quite authoritarian in the way it wants you to live your life? Do we want to change that or not? If we’re going to change that, I don’t care who the person is, at this point. If they’ve won the primary, support them because we see what happens when there’s even a one person majority in the other party. They lockstep together and they put us into all of the negativity that we’re seeing, from the economy, to the ideology, to all the other things you can mention, the border.”

Barkdoll said, “That’s exactly the point that the Journal is making. You’re not going to elect a Republican US Senator in Maryland that is a hard right conservative, just like West Virginia is not going to elect a liberal progressive Democrat to the Senate. It has to be somebody like Manchin, who moves much more to the middle. Hogan is very, very moderate. But as McConnell was saying, they just need a Republican seat there because it adds to what could be a majority. I’m surprised too, that the RNC would take that position against their own nominee. Maybe it’ll still change.”