Steve Schmidt: Trump Candidacy ‘Exposed the Intellectual Rot in the Republican Party’

‘It has exposed at a massive level the hypocrisy, the modern day money changers in the temple like Jerry Falwell Jr. — and so, this party, to go forward and to represent a conservative vision for America, has great soul searching to do’

SCHMIDT: "And the only question that’s still up in the air is how close the Democrats will come to retaking the House Majority. What this exposes, though, is much deeper and it goes to the Republican Party as an institution. This, this candidacy, the magnitude of its disgrace to the country is almost impossible, I think, to articulate. But it has exposed the intellectual rot in the Republican Party. It has exposed at a massive level the hypocrisy, the modern day money changers in the temple like Jerry Falwell Jr. And so, this party, to go forward and to represent a conservative vision for America, has great soul searching to do. And what we’ve seen and the danger for all of these candidates is over the course of the last year, these, these candidates who have repeatedly put their party ahead of their country, denying what is so obviously clear to anybody who’s watching about his complete and total manifest unfitness for this office."

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