On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper referred to the example of a conspiracy theorist spewing baseless claims about the murder of George Floyd and COVID-19 at a Minnesota county Republican event.
“I keep hoping for your party to rejoin us on planet earth ― what’s going on?” Tapper asked Hogan.
Hogan, a frequent Trump critic who has condemned Republicans’ refusal to accept President Joe Biden won the 2020 election, replied:
“Well, I keep hoping that as well. I can’t really explain what’s going on, Jake. I mean it’s just pure lunacy. The kind of thing I’ve been speaking out against ever since President Trump was elected. But this has gotten just out of hand.”
Then came the warning:
“Look, we’re not going to win elections in the future, we’re not going to be a majority party, we’re not going to win back the Senate, the House or the White House if we continue to go down this crazy road of conspiracy theories and lies. I mean, we’ve got to get back to reality.”
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