Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) has now explained why he decided not to run for Senate in 2022. It appears that he talked with members of the Republican caucus in the Senate, and decided that he was not interested in doing nothing but obstructing Joe Biden for the next 2 years.
It really was not that much of a secret. Mitch McConnell has been saying this in any number of ways for decades:
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) said in an interview he passed on running for Senate because he didn’t want to simply be a “roadblock” to President Biden for two years.
“I was pretty close,” Sununu told The Washington Examiner about weighing a Senate bid. “I wasn’t ready to make an announcement, but I was like, ‘OK, this makes sense. I think I could be a voice nationally.”
Sununu, who Republicans were hoping to see run for Senate in the Granite State, explained he decided to instead run for reelection for governor after hearing the party’s plan for the Senate for the next two years.
“They were all, for the most part, content with the speed at which they weren’t doing anything. It was very clear that we just have to hold the line for two years. OK, so I’m just going to be a roadblock for two years. That’s not what I do,” Sununu said, noting Republicans were trying to wait until they would hopefully win the presidency in 2024.
“It bothered me that they were OK with that,” Sununu said.
If Chris Sununu is the class act of the Republican Party, there is literally no redemption for these folks.