May 10, 2017/News

Romano Defends Trump. Where Do GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Stand?

Lowell Weicker, a central figure in the Watergate proceedings, today drew parallels between Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey and Richard Nixon’s firing of Archibald Cox.

Rather than joining Democrats — and even some national Republicans — in calling for a special prosecutor, Connecticut Republican Party Chairman JR Romano attacked Weicker, according to Hearst Connecticut Media.

“Lowell Weicker hasn’t been relevant in 25 years, and all he does is criticize Republicans,” Romano said.

Romano is the head of the Republican Party in Connecticut. Do Republican candidates for governor share Romano’s defense of Trump, or will they join Democrats in calling for a special prosecutor?

“Donald Trump’s action — firing the person investigating his ties to Russia — sure looks like a cover up, and the American people deserve answers. That means Republicans at every level of government, particularly aspirants to higher office, should join Democrats and make their voices heard in support of a special prosecutor.

“With little leadership to date, we are calling on every GOP gubernatorial candidate to make their voice heard on this issue that has shocked people on both sides of the aisle.” – Connecticut Democratic Party Executive Director Michael Mandell