Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan teased a possible 2024 presidential bid and said he would man the barricades in opposition to President Trump if the outgoing commander in chief seeks the White House again in four years.
The Republican emphasized any campaign for national office would come after he leaves the governor’s mansion in January 2023, saying the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and struggling economy, plus the more mundane aspects of his day job, take priority. But Hogan expressed concern about the future of the GOP after Trump lost to President-elect Joe Biden, and he plans to be active in charting its course post-Trump.
The president is planning to remain active in Republican politics and could even declare for the 2024 race as Biden assumes office. Hogan acknowledged that Trump’s hold on the party, even in defeat, would make it difficult for Republicans in Congress to exert their independence from the 45th president and for the party generally to