‘I Have No Interest In That’: GOP Economist Abandons Party, Says It Has Become ‘The Party Of Trump’
Donald Trump has been destroying the GOP from the inside out. He has done so by making multiple lifelong Republicans abandon the party over his actions. On Tuesday, Bush-era economist Greg Mankiw announced that he has left as well.
Mankiw, who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush, wrote a blog post this week announcing that he had “switched my voter registration from Republican to unenrolled, a.k.a. independent.”
“First,” Mankiw explains, “the Republican Party has largely become the party of Trump. Too many Republicans in Congress are willing, in the interest of protecting their jobs, to overlook Trump’s misdeeds — just as too many Democrats were for (President Bill) Clinton during his impeachment. I have no interest in associating myself with that behavior.”
Mankiw added that “maybe someday,” the GOP will “return to having honorable leaders like Bush, (Sen. John) McCain and (Sen. Mitt) Romney. Until then, count me out.”
You can read his entire post HERE.