Former Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan said some GOP presidential candidates should drop out of the 2024 race.
During a Sunday interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Hogan argued that the GOP primary field is overcrowded. Hence, some candidates should drop out of the race.
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Former Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan says the GOP 2024 field is too crowded, calling for some of the candidates to drop out of the race. WATCH…pic.twitter.com/kBxQhkoMPY
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“Look, I think there’s too many people in the field,” Hogan said. “You should not be in the race if you’re — if you don’t make the debate stage, you likely should consider getting out. If you’re on the debate stage, and you’re willing to stand up and challenge the leader that’s at 50 percent — if you’re unwilling to challenge Donald Trump, you should get off the stage.If you’re in there running for vice president, or you’re trying to be a Cabinet secretary, or you’re trying to become famous, or write a book, or get on television, you should get the heck out of the race.”
The former Maryland governor called on candidates like Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) to drop out of the race. Hogan maintained that Hurd should drop out because the Texas lawmaker is not going to be president.
Hogan predicted that Republicans and conservative leaders would soon start pressuring low-polling candidates to put aside their egos and personal goals in favor of doing the right thing for the country and the Republican party.
Hogan’s comments come after Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced last week that he was dropping out of the GOP race. Suarez had failed to qualify for the first Republican Party primary debate.
Running for President of the United States has been one of the greatest honors of my life. This country has given so much to my family and me. The prospect of giving back at the highest levels of public service is a motivator if not a calling. Throughout this process, I have met…
— Mayor Francis Suarez (@FrancisSuarez) August 29, 2023
“While I have decided to suspend my campaign for President, my commitment to making this a better nation for every American remains,” Suarez said in a statement. “The current Administration is failing our country. Inflation remains high, elevated interest rates are punishing young Americans, the southern border is wide open, crime is rising, and our enemies and adversaries are growing bolder and stronger. We deserve better.”
Suarez vowed to continue amplifying the Hispanic community’s voices while urging the Republican party to do more to include and attract the Hispanic community.