New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu Makes Bold Promise on GOP Candidates – Watch
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, has vowed to do “everything he can” to help narrow the field of GOP presidential candidates in an effort to defeat former President Donald Trump.
In an op-ed published in the New York Times, Sununu wrote that the 2024 GOP field is “too crowded” and that it needs to be narrowed in order to give the party the best chance of winning the White House.
“As governor of the first-in-the-nation primary state, I will do everything I can to help narrow the field,” Sununu wrote. “I plan to endorse and campaign for the best alternative to Mr. Trump. As of now, it’s anyone’s for the taking.”
Sununu also accused former President Donald Trump of “running to save himself” from his legal problems and encouraged other candidates to go after him during this week’s first Republican primary debate.
Sununu’s comments come as Trump is widely seen as the frontrunner for the GOP nomination in 2024. However, there is a growing number of Republicans who are concerned about Trump’s chances of winning a general election.
Sununu is one of those Republicans. He has been critical of Trump’s handling of the January 6th Capitol riot and has said that he does not believe Trump is the best person to lead the party.
“I think we need a fresh start,” Sununu said in an interview with Fox News. “I think we need someone who can unite the party and win in 2024.”
“While it’s true that Mr. Trump has an iron grip on more than 30 percent of the electorate, the other 60 percent or so is open to moving forward with a new nominee,” Sununu wrote.
Sununu said that the candidates who “have no viable path should be called out” and said some candidates were “auditioning for a Trump presidency cabinet that will simply never happen.”
Donald Trump must face a smaller field. It is only then that his path to victory shrinks.
Leaders within the Republican Party — governors, senators, donors and media influencers — have an obligation to help narrow the field.
Read my NYT op-ed: https://t.co/hI5SUEZrbj
— Chris Sununu (@ChrisSununu) August 21, 2023