Speaking to Nicolle Wallace on Monday, former Trump administration official Miles Taylor revealed that he's so concerned about the state of the GOP that something must be done to take the party back.
Wallace, however, was skeptical of his efforts and said that the GOP of the past is long gone.
"Miles, I love you, brother, but I'm going to give it to you straight," she said. "The moment to do this was 2016 when some of us voted for Hillary Clinton and didn't go serve in the administration and put a patina of all of your stature on him. What is the hope? What can you do now?"
"Yeah, well, look, I mean, I think what we showed in 2020, though, Nicolle, is that this idea of coalition campaigning works," Taylor explained. "There's enough disaffected — Republicans did, in 2020, finally see the light, and rally to kick Trump out of office, but it was only by very thin margins, and our worry here is if those disaffected Republicans stay out of the game in this next cycle, then pro-Trump extremists will win in these key races around the country, and that's what we're trying to avoid. So, really, what we're arguing here is to go after the folks, the radicals in the GOP, who are basically writing the party's eulogy right now and to team up with Democrats to stop them."
He went on to say that some Republicans will have to support a Democrat, and some Democrats will have to support a centrist independent against the GOP in a deep-red state.
"So, what we're doing this week at the Renew America movement is releasing a slate of those candidates, a slate of Democrats, Independents, and a handful of courageous Republicans that should be defended," said Taylor. "On the Democratic side, it's people like Elissa Slotkin and Abbey Spanberger, and in other places, we're going to suggest that progressives, patriotic progressives, support folks like Evan McMullin, who's running as a center-right candidate against Mike Lee in Utah. So, that sort of coalition campaigning is what we're trying to do, and it did work to beat Donald Trump and we've got to stick to that model."
He went on to say that he's optimistic but that it will be an "uphill battle." It's something that must be done, he said because "I'm worried that American democracy won't reach its 300th birthday if we don't do this."
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