A prominent GOP governor has spoken out against President Joe Biden’s divisive comments about “MAGA Republicans” during a Democratic fundraiser last week in which he referred to their conservative ideology as “semi-fascism.”
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu ripped Biden for comparing the “extreme MAGA philosophy” of pro-Trump Republicans, going on to note that Biden campaigned in 2020 on being a unifier. He then called on the president to apologize for demonizing “half of America” just for disagreeing with him over politics.
“Horribly insulting,” Sununu said. “The fact that the president would go out and insult half of America — because effectively half of America votes Republican and half of America ultimately votes Democrat, it swings a little bit one way or the other.
“But to effectively call half of America semi-fascist because he’s trying to stir up controversy, he’s trying to stir up this anti-Republican sentiment right before the election, it’s horribly inappropriate and insulting and people should be insulted and he should apologize,” Sununu added.
The GOP governor also called out Republicans who are attempting to paint all Democrats with the broad brush of being socialists before bringing up the president’s remarks again.
“You can see elements of fascism and white supremacy all — in America. Let’s own that as Americans. There’s no doubt. And we can say that all the Democrats are Communists, they’re all ultra-socialist Communist that just want to bring down our free capitalistic market. That’s not true of Democrats either,” he said.
“So, when we allow ourselves just to talk in these extremes, we polarize the country. We bring people — bring people further apart. If I remember, this was the guy, the candidate at the time … to be president that said he was going to bring everybody together. And then to call half of America fascists, come on,” Sununu continued.
“Look, he owes an apology. That’s not appropriate. That isn’t leadership.”
In a speech to Democrat donors in Rockville, Md., on Thursday, Biden said: “What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of extreme MAGA philosophy. It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.”
At a rally later the same day, Biden told supporters he doesn’t respect so-called “MAGA Republicans.”
“I respect conservative Republicans. I don’t respect these MAGA Republicans. There are not many real Republicans anymore,” Biden said.
Biden: "There are not many real Republicans anymore. By the way, your sitting governor [Hogan], he's a Republican you can deal with … I respect conservative Republicans. I don't respect these MAGA Republicans" pic.twitter.com/OQ6F8gr53z
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 26, 2022
Several other Republicans ripped Biden as well for his remarks.
As for Biden, there are new questions about his mental fitness, with some coming from his own family, Conservative Brief reported Monday:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said that he knows of members of Biden’s own family that are concerned about his fitness for the presidency.
Carlson dropped the bombshell that members of Biden’s own family believe he does not have the mental capacity to be president.
“I know a bunch of members of his family and some a couple of them very well. And I knew for a fact that certain members of the family were very concerned about his cognitive ability. They didn’t expect him to get the nomination. Nobody did. And he got it and they were freaked out about it. That’s…I’m not speculating. I know that for a fact. So I knew that the family believed he was in cognitive decline. So there’s that and that’s news. That’s news,” the Fox News host said.