Bill Kristol to Form 'Committee Not to Renominate the President'
By Larry O'Connor | Mediaite
Lost in the hullabaloo over the New York Times article claiming that Vice President Mike Pence was secretly laying the groundwork for a 2020 run for the White House was this:
In the wider world of conservative Trump opponents, William Kristol, editor at large of The Weekly Standard, said he had begun informal conversations about creating a “Committee Not to Renominate the President.”
“We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Mr. Kristol said.
It’s certainly not news that Kristol adamantly opposes the Trump Administration. His Twitter feed is replete with criticisms, challenges and attacks over the latest Trump policies that don’t conform to Kristol’s understanding of conservative and/or Republican orthodoxy. Kristol’s public pronouncement that he is working in earnest to upend the renomination of President Trump some two and a half years before the Iowa Caucuses is likely to have some kind of effect on the dynamic between Kristol’s magazine and the White House it covers.