Breaking: Can the GOP find a replacement for Trump if he is out of picture?
Former US President Donald Trump has practically broken the GOP in half by refusing to accept defeat in the 2020 presidential election and inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol, putting the Republican Party between a rock and a hard place.
According to Press TV, some Republicans are remaining loyal to the former president while others are weighing in on how to move past Trump in the party’s uncertain future.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is among the figures being flaunted as a potential candidate to replace Trump in the next round of presidential election in 2024.
“The truth is that the Biden folks know that if Donald Trump is not the candidate in 2024, the leader of our movement will be Ron DeSantis,” said Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz in an interview with Fox News.
The idea has gained momentum in the wake of reports of the Biden administration’s travel restrictions around Florida due to the state’s coronavirus cases.
“He is a strong potential presidential candidate in 2024, the Biden team knows that, and so they’re trying to somehow cast aspersions on the Florida experience because you know what, throughout America, there’s a lot of Florida envy right now,” said the congressman.