Chatting with CNN, Michael Wooden, a Republican candidate for a Texas Home seat who misplaced the race after operating on an anti-Donald Trump platform, decried the course the GOP has gone in, calling it a “unhappy commentary” on American politics that so many members of the celebration have embraced conspiracy theories, specifically the previous president’s falsehoods concerning the 2020 common election.
“It looks as if proper now, the dividing line in our politics goes to be between those that communicate the reality and those that have interaction in conspiracy theories. And that’s actually unlucky,” Wooden advised CNN’s John Berman on “New Day.”
“It looks like in a number of methods we’ve gone by means of a trying glass, and people of us within the celebration who’re towards rebellion and mendacity are discovering ourselves become fringe candidates. It’s a tragic commentary on the celebration. It’s a tragic commentary on the nation,” he added.
The GOP “shouldn’t be residing as much as this second,” he noticed.
“For those who run for workplace and when you get elected to Congress, you’ve bought to be keen to lose it, , or else you’ll be able to’t do the job. I feel lots of people have their egos and their complete personalities tied up with being a member of Congress. And all of the perks that associate with that. I feel they have to be keen to stroll away from it,” he mentioned. “And I feel they should suppose not simply concerning the subsequent election or the following information cycle, I feel they want to consider historical past. I feel they want to consider how they’re going to be judged and, , what future generations are going to say about this second.”
Wooden misplaced the race to Susan Wright, the widow of Congressman Ron Wright, who beforehand held the seat and died of Covid-19 in February.
You’ll be able to watch Wooden’s interview within the video under.
Anti-Trump Republican Michael Wooden misplaced BADLY on this weekend’s TX-06 particular major.
“These of us within the celebration who’re towards rebellion and mendacity are discovering ourselves become fringe candidates. It is a unhappy commentary on the celebration. It is a unhappy commentary on the nation.” pic.twitter.com/2FN96SSDe8
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