Republican senators beg RNC to give Larry Hogan leeway

Republican senators beg RNC to give Larry Hogan leeway


Republican senators are asking the Republican National Committee to tolerate Maryland Senate candidate Larry Hogan’s anti-Trump positions to help win a Senate majority.

Hogan was a rare Republican who defended former President Donald Trump’s conviction, drawing outrage from the pro-Trump RNC. Some Senate Republicans are defending Hogan, including pro-Trump senators, arguing that it would be more beneficial in the long run.

“We’ve got to give him latitude to win his race in Maryland,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) told Punchbowl News. “What we don’t want to do is have a scenario where we win the White House and we don’t have a majority in the Senate. That would make no sense at all. President Trump would get nothing done.”

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National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Steve Daines (R-MT) concurred, saying,

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