Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R) on Wednesday warned of a “rough two years” ahead if the GOP wins control of either chamber of Congress in next week’s midterm elections, thus giving a mandate to MAGA Republicans in thrall to former President Donald Trump.
Speaking at an event for the Axios media outlet, Whitman claimed that a part of her hoped “all the crazies do win” in order to warn voters what could happen in the 2024 presidential election.
Multiple Republican candidates nationwide have refused to accept the 2020 election result and their potential victories could have a catastrophic effect on the outcome of the 2024 vote.
Whitman, who governed New Jersey from 1994 to 2001, then immediately rolled back the comment, though, saying it wouldn’t actually be worth it.
“But then I realize no, I don’t want to live in that world and I don’t want to leave it for my grandkids either, the damage they can do,” she said.
The GOP has become a “cult” with “no set of central principles on which it’s based,” she added.
Whitman also served as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under former President George W. Bush. A fierce critic of Trump, she backed Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden in the 2016 and 2020 elections, respectively.