On Wednesday, radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt suggested the Republican Party change its convention rules to allow for the removal of Donald Trump as the party nominee. Failure to do so, he said, would be disastrous in November.
“It’s like ignoring stage-four cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it,” he said. “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours.”
He disagreed with moderate Republicans like Lindsey Graham and Mark Kirk who said they could not vote for the nominee.
“I wanna support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee,” he explained. “Because we’re going to get killed with this nominee.”
Back in February, Twitchy noted, Hewitt seemed to be for Trump.
Bottom line from Switzerland: You must support whomever is the #GOP nominee because of SCOTUS. Period. Full stop.
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) February 26, 2016
But, RedState added, citing Mediaite, he never has been a real Trump supporter.
RedState went further, calling Hewitt’s statements “pretty incredible”:
“For all of Hewitt’s strengths, his weakness has always been, in my view that he’s the consummate company man. The party insider. The guy the “important” people go to get their message out. Throughout the Bush administration, Hewitt manfully bought whatever the Bush Administration was selling, no matter how it transparently bad it was, like the Harriet Miers nomination. To see Hewitt actually advocate removing Trump as a candidate is truly amazing.”
“They ought to get together and let the convention decide,” he concluded. “And if Donald Trump pulls over a makeover in the next 4 to 5 weeks, great, they can keep him. It would be better if he had done so 5 weeks ago.”
Hewitt called for either the replacement of Donald Trump by changing the rules or a major “personality transplant in Trump Tower.” But unless something changes, he warned, Republicans are headed for disaster.
Here’s the audio:
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