Charlie Sykes: It’s Too Late to Save the Republican Party, It’s Trump’s Party and in Many Ways Worse than That

‘I think it’s incredibly naive to think there’s actually a chance to salvage the party’

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SYKES: "Look, I really admire Adam Kinzinger and what he’s saying. And my point is look, I signed that same manifest as other Republican officials but I think it’s incredibly naive to think there’s actually a chance to salvage the party. They wrote an op-ed piece in 'The Washington Post' last week saying, you know, the ouster of Liz Cheney doesn’t mean the fight is over. The fight for the soul of the Republican Party is just beginning. Well, that’s just wrong. The war is over. The conspiracyists, the cranks, the bigots have won. And I just think as a matter of reality we need to understand that. Yes, it’s Donald Trump’s party but it's in many ways worse than that. They continue to embrace the conspiracy theories, the big lie. This has become the litmus test. You look at the polls. The overwhelming majority of Republicans doubt the legitimacy of this election, support Donald Trump. They are no longer interested in policy.”

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