Political parties must define themselves. Failing to do so creates opportunities for the opposing team to do the defining.
Setting standards is as at the heart of defining a party. While ours is a big, broad-based party that has enjoyed much success since Californian John C. Fremont first carried the Republican banner nationally in 1856, the party cannot stand for everything and anything. Just because some Republican somewhere said something, does not make it true.
When a candidate or other representative takes positions or makes statements fundamentally at odds with the party’s core principles, decisions must be made whether to call it out, risking drawing more attention to it, or letting it slide and hoping no one notices.
Delaware Republican U.S. Senate nominee Lauren Witzke’s recent statements are so absurd and at odds with conservative principles they must be repudiated.
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