Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, blasted the Republican National Committee for attempting to shield President Donald Trump from a primary challenge, Politico reports.
Hogan, who is considering making a 2020 bid to unseat Trump, said he expects to make a trip to New Hampshire this spring. But he remains concern over the RNC’s backing of the president.
“Typically, they try to be fair arbiters of a process and I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve been involved in the Republican Party for most of my life,” he told Politico.
“It’s unprecedented. And in my opinion, it’s not the way we should be going about our politics. It’s very undemocratic and to say, ‘We’re in some cases not going to allow a debate, we may not have a primary…’”
“And the question is, what are they afraid of? Because on the one hand you look at polls, 70 percent of Republicans support the president in a primary. Why are they so concerned? “
Politico reported that the RNC passed a resolution giving Trump its “undivided support.” And the president has launched a 2020 campaign organization that incorporates the RNC.
In an interview with CBS News, Hogan said he was being pushed by some supporters to enter the race.
“I would say I'm being approached from a lot of different people and I guess the best way to put it is, I haven't thrown them out of my office,” he said.
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