Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday it’s time for Republicans to ditch their D.C.-centric mindset and look beyond the Beltway for the next generation of leaders and solutions, saying the party must surmount the past four years of “toxic politics.”
Mr. Hogan penned an op-ed for USA Today and was slated to speak later Monday at the Reagan Foundation about his vision for the GOP as it begins to take stock of a future without a Democrat in the White House.
Though he didn’t mention President Trump by name, he compared the president’s apparent loss in the elections to the GOP wipeout after Watergate, but also said just like Ronald Reagan revived the party in 1980, so Republicans can “come back stronger than ever” — if they look outside of Washington.
“Many Republicans in Washington want to return to the way things were before 2016, while others want to proceed as if this election never happened. This is a