What Took Him So Long?
Former congressman Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma has announced that he has left the Republican Party.
I worked to build the Republican party. I became chairman of the local Young Republican Club and built it to several times its original size. Then I became state chairman. Then national vice chairman.
In 1974 I ran for Congress against a Democrat who had held the seat for 24 years. … Two years later, I flipped the seat, becoming the first Republican elected to Congress from Oklahoma City in half a century.
I joined the Reagan campaign in 1980, leading a group of policy advisory task forces co-chaired by Republican senators and House members. I moved up in the House Republican leadership and became chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. Altogether I served eight terms in the House.
I have been a Republican for 62 years. I have been a Goldwater conservative, a Reagan conservative, and a W conservative.
And I have now left the Republican party. A party that has been at the center of my entire adult life. A party that defined me to others and to myself.
So why did Edwards leave?
In a word: Trump. He left because the Republican Party “has become the opposite of what it was.” It “has become a cult idolizing a ruler, a trasher of institutions of democracy driven by falsehoods and hatreds.” There was “no evidence of fraud” in th
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