- NH Governor Sununu said declared GOP WH candidates should sue Trump, according to The New York Times.
- “Any Republican who doesn’t hit Donald Trump hard right now is doing the whole party a disservice,” he said.
- Sununu, who is now in his fourth term as governor, plans to enter the presidential race.
Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is still considering getting into the presidential race, but has issued a stern warning to declared candidates who have yet to aggressively target former President Donald Trump to shift gears.
“All Republicans need to hit Donald Trump,” Sununu told The New York Times. “Any Republican who isn’t hitting Donald Trump hard right now is doing the whole party a disservice, because if only one or two people are willing to shoot Donald Trump, it feels personal. It feels petty.”
The governor, who was elected in November 2022 for his fourth two-year term, told the newspaper he was “50-50” as it came to entering the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
Sununu, a Trump critic who last year rejected a concerted effort by Washington Republicans to have him run for the Senate against Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan, has repeatedly said a Trump nomination would be detrimental to the GOP and would likely cost the party the presidency.
“Trump is going to be seen as a very extreme candidate. The country is going to push him back,” Sununu told ABC News earlier this year.
During an interview with NBC News last month, Sununu called Trump a “loser” and blamed the former president for Republican losses in Congress in 2018, 2020 and 2022.