Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, a conservative Republican who traveled the country in 2020 to promote President Donald Trump’s reelection, said in the aftermath of this week’s midterm elections that it’s time for him to leave the political stage.
“What we saw was, even though he wasn’t on the ballot, he was,” Earle-Sears told The Washington Post on Thursday. “Because he stepped in and endorsed candidates. And yet, it turns out that those he did not endorse on the same ticket did better than the ones he did endorse. That gives you a clue that the voters want to move on, and a true leader knows when they have become a liability to the mission.”
Also, see below for the video of Sears making her comments, as well as some reactions – including some HARSH ones from Trump’s spokesperson, far-right media personality Sebastian Gorka, VA State Senator Amanda Chase, etc. As I noted on Blue Virginia’s Twitter feed: This sure sounds like it’s coming from Youngkin & his political operation. So what, first work to push Trump out of the way, then Youngkin either runs for president or tries to latch on to a ticket with DeSantis? And Sears becomes governor? Also: Republicans in disarray; VA Sen. Amanda Chase (R) calls LG Winsome Sears (R) and Del. Tim Anderson (R) “weak ass” for bailing on Donald Trump. Hahahaha.
VA Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, who chaired “Black Americans to Re-elect the President” in 2020, on Donald Trump:
“The voters have spoken and they have said they want a different leader”
Asked if he should “step off the stage” she says “Yes… the voters are saying enough is enough” https://t.co/741LDsmSc4
— Aaron Fritschner (@Fritschner) November 10, 2022