Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The end is nigh. "It’s time for Mike Pence to choose: Trump, or the truth," headlines the Washington Post.

"The vice president can either facilitate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, or he can resist it. Which he chooses will either help or hinder the Republican Party’s recovery from the electoral denialism that afflicts three-fourths of its voters," writes Edward B. Foley on December 22, 2020.

"Although the vice president may want to use his role then [January 6] to further prove his persistent loyalty to Trump, doing so would exacerbate the horrific damage that Trump has done to the Republican Party and the entire country by his assault on the truth of his defeat."

Friday, September 25, 2020

Listen Up, Pence! Mutz Won't Vote for Trump!

From today's, "John Mutz is one of the most prominent Republicans in the state of Indiana. He was lieutenant governor under Gov. Robert Orr from 1980-1988, and he served in the Legislature for 13 years before that. In his 40 additional years as a corporate CEO, entrepreneur and civic leader, Mutz has never voted for a Democrat for president. But he says that he cannot in good conscience vote for President Trump in November. This is not a repudiation of Republican ideals, he says, but rather the result of a harsh evaluation of the president himself. Mutz argues in IBJ’s print edition today that Trump is a threat to our democratic republic form of government and could push the country toward authoritarianism. With his op-ed column, Mutz becomes the most prominent Indiana Republican to publicly rebuke Trump."