"Never Trump" Republicans and the 2022 Elections

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The 2022 elections further depleted the ranks of elected officials associated with "Never Trump,"the informal network of Republicans and conservatives opposed to Donald Trump and his movement. Never Trumpers retain a prominent presence in traditional media and some elite-level conservative institutions. And they can point to a notable minority among the voting public that shares its general outlook. However, the highly publicized defeats and hasty retirements of many of those who supported Trump's impeachment have left the Never Trumpers with very few standard bearers among active Republican politicians. Many of those most closely associated with the network are happy to have left behind a party they now see as irredeemable. Yet one tension confronting the Never Trumpers is that, as they themselves often caution, a healthy two-party system requires that both parties abide by certain basic rules and norms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2023


  • 2022 elections
  • Donald Trump
  • Never Trump
  • Republican party


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