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George Will urges Republicans to vote against GOP in mid-terms - and he's serious

Conservative commentator George Will is urging his readers to vote against the GOP this fall. (Image source: YouTube screencap)

Long-time conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Will urged Americans on Friday to reject the Republican Party.

The headline for his regular column in The Washington Post read: "Vote against the GOP this November."

Okay. Explain

At the beginning of The Post piece, Will refers to "the carnage of Republican misrule in Washington" and "the family-shredding policy along the southern border." He called President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy "the most telegenic example of misrule."

Will goes on to rip House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying the Speaker "sold his soul...for a tax cut," and was one of "the president's poodles."

Next, Will gave scathing rebukes of White House advisor Stephen Miller and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, for their starring roles in the recent public debates over separating immigrant children from their families at the U.S. border.

He goes on to add that "Trump attracts, and is attracted to, louts."

Ultimately, Will closes his column by referring to today's GOP as "the president's plaything," while calling on his readers "to vote against [the president's] party's cowering congressional caucuses" in order to "affirm the nation's honor while quarantining him."

Hold on, this sounds familiar

Once it was evident back in 2016 that Donald Trump would be the likely presidential nominee for the GOP, Will left the Republican Party.

At that time, he also said in a speech to Washington's Federalist Society that while it was too late to find a replacement for Trump, that GOP voters should "Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House," adding, "This is not my party."

Will went on to warn that with no opposition from a Republican-led Congress, a "President Trump" would be worse than having Hillary Clinton in the White House while the GOP held Congressional control.



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