GOP Candidate Declares War on Trump


While speaking with CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday, Republican gubernatorial nominee Joe O’Dea made a shocking statement about 45th President Donald J. Trump. He admitted he believed Trump should not run in 2024, even floating the names of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and former U.N. Ambassador under Trump Nikki Haley (R-SC) instead. The breaking from Trump comes as O’Dea faces a tough race in November, where he is polling neck-and-neck with incumbent Democrat Sen. Michael Bennett. A Marist poll shows him trailing the senator by only seven points.

MSN reports:

Colorado Republican Senate candidate Joe O’Dea said that he would “actively campaign against” former President Donald Trump if he were to run for president again in 2024.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, host Dana Bash asked O’Dea if he thought that the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021, should disqualify Trump from being president.

O’Dea, who is running as a center-right candidate, called Jan. 6 “a black eye on the country,” adding that he has been “very vocal” in saying he thinks Trump “should have done more to keep the violence from heading towards the Capitol.”

“I don’t think Donald Trump should run again,” O’Dea said.

He added, “I’m going to actively campaign against Donald Trump and make sure that we’ve got four or five really great Republicans right now.”

“I’m going to do my job as a US senator to make sure that they have good campaigns in the primary here so we have a good selection of candidates for 2024,” O’Dea continued.



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Diana DeGarimore
Diana DeGarimore
1 month ago

GFY douche

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 month ago

This governor’s statement wasn’t a betrayal. He’s right. President Trump was a fantastic president, but in the office he accumulated too much political baggage. He is the only leading potential Republican candidate that stands a reasonable chance of losing to a Democrat. The best candidate is probably Governor DeSantis, much better than President Trump in 2024.

steve
steve
1 month ago

marist is the gov–not o’dea

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
1 month ago

Stupid MUCH???

Capt Rich
Capt Rich
1 month ago

sour grapes POS Liberal Punk – kick him out of the GOP – period

Randall Hart
Randall Hart
1 month ago

Clearly a person unfit to be a leader.

turdbreath
turdbreath
1 month ago

Republicans have to do a better job of choosing candidates at all levels.

tom matthews
tom matthews
1 month ago
Reply to  turdbreath

Like the Democrats did ???

gypsy
gypsy
1 month ago

words from a true rino and i hope he loses his seat

steve
steve
1 month ago
Reply to  gypsy

he does not have the seat—marist is the gov not o’dea

anniedawn
1 month ago

Who is Joe O’Dea? Actually Who cares?

steve
steve
1 month ago
Reply to  anniedawn

it would be nice to have a repub as gov instead of marist-

Candy Clanton
Candy Clanton
1 month ago

I think O’Dea is full of himself and will lose in Colorado. If he thinks he can get over 74 million Americans that love Trump to vote for him, it will never happen! All these RINOs are going to be removed one way or another whether Trump runs in 2024 or not!

Ed D.
Ed D.
1 month ago

Just another rino. Trump probably helped him to get the nomination and in true rino fashion, this d-wad turned on Trump after he got the nomination. But it looks like he isn’t going to win in Commie Colorado anyway!

steve
steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed D.

a push from desantis might tighten the race

Freedom Girl
Freedom Girl
1 month ago

Wow, another Rhino, Joe O’Dea. Every Republican that won an election or re-election in the last 3-4 years did so on the “coat tails” of President Trump. President Trump was a visionary “trail blazer”. “Calling out” the biases of mainstream media and “big tech” . Exposing the extreme ideology of the far left progressives and Democrats. Standing his ground whenever the far left tried to “paint” him as a racist, misogynist or homophobic. He never “cowardly backed down” he faced them head on with facts and truth. The same as when they tried to impeach him based on lies and fraud. President Trump gave the Republican Party a “back bone” for all True Conservative Republicans. He is the catalyst force that “opened the door” for these new younger Republican leaders like Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Jim Jordan, Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, Nikki Halley. They have plenty of political time to run for the Presidency. It will be to the determent of the Republican Party not to support President Trump 100% for 2024. Because of President Trump, many Democrats “walked away” (my self included), more minorities became Republicans. President Trump “woke up” the sleeping giants, the hardworking silent majority of American Citizens of all religions, races, ethnicity, genders and age. Under his leadership we truly are the United States of America.

Maria Monteagudo
1 month ago
Reply to  Freedom Girl

Ditto Freedom Girl!

A 100% Patriot!

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
1 month ago
Reply to  Freedom Girl

Spot ON!!!

steve
steve
1 month ago

if o’dea wants a chance to win he needs desantis to come and give his backing–
because right now he has demolished his chance of winning –
at only a 7 point gap-trumps backing would easily have shot him ahead-

steve
steve
1 month ago

you folks need to learn to read-the currentgov in that race is marist –not o’dea

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
1 month ago

Little man disease strikes again! GFY a_swipe! Have FUN LOSING fool!

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