Michael Wood: Once Proud Republican, I Have To Say We’re Not Living up To This Moment

‘Elected officials, those who are in leadership positions, should act like leaders’


WOOD: "Yeah. It feels like in a lot of ways we’ve gone through a looking glass. Those of us in the party who are against insurrection and lying are finding ourselves turned into fringe candidates. It’s a sad commentary on the party. It’s a sad commentary on the country. You know, I think that — I mean, there are a lot of things that go into this. I think that if you run for office and you get elected to Congress, you’ve got to be willing to lose it or else you can’t do the job. I think a lot of people have their egos and their entire personalities tied up with being a member of Congress and all the perks that go along with that. I think they need to be willing to walk away from it. And I think they need to think not just about the next election or the next news cycle. I think they need to think about history. I think they need to think about how they’re going to be judged and what future generations are going to say about this moment. Unfortunately, it really does kill me to say this because as a proud or once proud Republican, we’re not living up to this moment with a few brave exceptions like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger and Mitt Romney."

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