Senator Rob portmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanSunday Shows Progress: 2024 Applicants Meet at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; the vaccine effort continues Grassley to vote against the nomination of Tanden Murkowski undecided on Tanden as a nomination in limbo MORE (R-Ohio) argued Sunday that even though ex President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem Touts South Dakota’s Coronavirus Response, Breaks Down Blocks on CPAC Speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom: A Tale of Two Conflicting Governors McCarthy: ‘I’d Bet My House’ Republican Party Regains Lower House in 2022 PLUSWith the continued popularity among the Republican Party, it is the “policies of the Republican Party that are even more popular.”
On ABC’s “This Week,” host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert Stephanopoulos Brooke Baldwin to Leave CNN Fauci: Stimulus Bill Must Pass for Schools to Reopen Coons Blames McConnell for Trump’s acquittal: We needed ‘more Republican courage’ MORE He asked the retiring senator about Trump’s apparent return to the political arena with a speech Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), noting that his fellow senator is a Republican. Lindsey grahamLindsey Olin GrahamNight Defense: Biden Sends Message With Airstrike In Syria | US Intelligence Targets Saudi Crown Prince In Khashoggi’s Killing | Pentagon Launches Civilian-Led Sexual Assault Commission Graham: Trump ‘Will Be Helpful’ To All Republican Rulers In Senate John Boehner Tells Cruz To ‘Fuck Off’ In Separate Unscripted Audiobook: Report MORE (SC) has said that Republicans cannot win without the former president.
“Well, it’s very popular with Republicans, and the polls show it. I think politics are what’s even more popular, ”Portman said.
“That’s why the Republicans did pretty well in 2020, aside from the presidential level, as you know. Not a single House Republican lost. In fact, 15 seats were collected in the House, “he added.” We did better in the Senate than expected. We picked up some state houses. “
Stephanopoulos lobbied Portman, asking if politics could be the focus of the Republican Party if Trump continues to be the dominant force in the party.
“Well, sometimes he makes it more difficult. But, look, I think today he has a chance to talk about his accomplishments. I mean, instead of talking about personalities or, you know, who might not have agreed with him on the impeachment process, talk about what you did, “Portman said, pointing to the economic growth that occurred during Trump’s tenure before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump is scheduled to speak at CPAC on Sunday afternoon, marking his first public appearance since leaving the White House.
Portman announced in January that not be looking for a third term as a senator in 2022.
“We live in an increasingly polarized country where members of both parties are being pushed further to the right and further to the left, and that means very few people actively seeking to find common ground,” Portman said in a statement at that time. moment. .