Prominent right-wing media personality Ben Shapiro has called on the Republican Party to ditch former President Donald Trump to boost its chances of winning the election.
The founder of The Daily Wire news site and host of the daily podcast ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’ suggested the GOP should nominate a non-Trump candidate in 2024 to make it harder for Democrats to appeal to independent voters .
“There’s a reason Democrats are keen to keep Trump front and center: Half of independents say Trump is a major factor in their vote, and they beat Democrats 4-1,” Shapiro tweeted. .
“Republicans shouldn’t be playing this game. If they do, they’re heading for a bruise.
His comments came in light of a recent public opinion poll that showed Democrats could potentially retain their majority in the Senate after November’s midterm elections – a prospect once deemed far-fetched.
Polls had previously indicated Republicans had a good chance of sweeping both houses of Congress.
But the recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade, apparently galvanized Democratic and independent voters.
“Republicans are running out of steam in the 2022 election,” Shapiro tweeted.
“There are several reasons for this, with the Democratic recovery in the wake of Dobbs being the most obvious factor. But there is something else going on here that represents a deeper problem for the Republican Party.
Shapiro tweeted that Republicans were wrong to think a “magical person” like Trump could single-handedly defeat Democrats, who continued to make the former president the main topic of conversation.
“That means when Trump is attacked, Republicans immediately go back to making him the centerpiece of the conversation — and it hurts them electorally, as every poll now shows,” according to Shapiro.
Shapiro tweeted that while it agrees that the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida earlier this month “looks like a political success,” the GOP must also acknowledge that “more Republicans talk about Trump, the worse they do electorally.” .”
A Fox News poll released last week showed Republicans favored to win a majority in the House — albeit by a narrower margin than expected.
Trump, meanwhile, appears to be in grave legal danger after federal investigators said they recovered several boxes full of classified documents that were taken from the White House to the former president’s Palm Beach residence earlier this year. ‘last year.
Renowned criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told the Post over the weekend that prosecutors have enough evidence to charge Trump with national security crimes, though he doesn’t think the Justice Department should. pursue such a lawsuit.