Former Gov. Whitman on the Republican Party after Trump

‘Right now, there really isn’t a Republican Party in a functioning sense’

Former Gov. Christie Whitman over the last four years has not been shy about her opposition to President Trump and his presidency. With the election now over, she doesn’t stop there.

In a segment on NJTV’s “Governors Perspectives with Kent Manahan,” the former New Jersey Republican governor said the GOP itself is in peril in the aftermath of the 2020 election. “Right now, there really isn’t a Republican Party in a functioning sense,” Whitman said. “What you have is a party of personality, it’s a personality cult.”

Whitman said that Trump himself will have plenty to fend off after the White House in terms of potential investigations. But she said the remaining Republican leaders in Congress still pose a major obstacle to reaching agreement on the big issues facing the country.

“I don’t know if they can be worked with, I don’t know if they want to go beyond the base,” she said. “What they care about most deeply is holding onto their jobs.”