Delaney: Hogan Should Primary Trump

Thursday, March 21, 2019
CONTACT: Carrie Healey, 301-500-8642,

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – John Delaney releases the following statement: 

“Every day Donald Trump wakes up and finds a new way to divide our country and denigrate the office of the Presidency. His behavior is disgraceful and an embarrassment to the American people. Unless Republicans believe that Donald Trump is a fair and accurate representation of the Republican party as a whole, they should put up a challenger to run against him in the primary election. One of the biggest problems facing the country is that very few Republicans have shown the courage to stand up to Trump. We can’t go very far as a country if only one political party is committed to decency, honesty, and character.

“Voices like John Kasich and Governor Hogan, from my state, would do an enormous service to not just their party, but to their fellow Americans to stand up and challenge this President. 

“I believe that we need a Democrat in the White House and that we will have a Democrat in the White House in 2021. But step one in repairing our democracy is having two political parties committed to truth and decency. 

“This country needs a serious debate about how we address income and opportunity inequality, technology, climate change, our terrible fiscal trajectory, healthcare, immigration, and emerging threats from the global community. These are all topics that this President is uniquely unqualified and frankly unable to address in any meaningful way. We need to restore a sense of decency and unity to our politics.”