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Retired Conservative Judge Says American Democracy ‘In Peril’ Due to Trump

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Retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig says that America’s democracy is at risk due to the current state of the Republican Party.

Luttig, a conservative-leaning former judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, joined CNN This Morning on Wednesday to discuss the “decay” of the Republican Party under Donald Trump’s leadership.

“What do you think has happened to your party?” Harlow asked Luttig.

His answer:

Frankly, I don’t care about the Republican Party at all, except to the extent that the two political parties in America are the political guardians of democracy in our country. American democracy simply cannot function without two equally healthy and equally strong political parties. So, today, in my view, there is no Republican Party to counter the Democratic Party in the country. And for that reason, American democracy is in grave peril.

“There is no Republican Party?” Harlow asked him. Luttig explained by outlining his view that “a political party is a collection, an assemblage of individuals who share a set of beliefs and principles and policy views about the United States of America.”

“Today there is no such shared set of beliefs and values and principles, or even policy views, within the Republican Party for America,” Luttig determined. “Until or unless the Republican Party can pull itself together into a credible Republican political party, we simply don’t have two competing parties in America.”


  1. The judge never mentioned Trump’s name. Trump is not leading the Republican Party. The GOP is made of of the old establishment like McConnell, Ryan, Romney, while the more conservative members are following Trump. There’s a split in the Party just like there is one in the Dem party between the far out woke leftists and the somewhat moderates.

  2. For a judge you are one stupid SOB. The planks of the Republican Party are out there and plain to see; those that disagree are simply NOT Republicans.

  3. I think it’s not just Republican, but Democrats as well. In fact it’s the fake two party system that Americans been living with for decades. They are both corrupt and DJT is the one who upset there corrupt collusion by not playing by the coordinated game they’ve been playing. And, thank you for retiring and no longer being a part of a broken justice system that you previously were a part of. No, I don’t know you and furthermore do not want to. Your one less problem gone.

  4. Sure the democratts have a party. They have a whole help of beliefs. They believe they need to destroy our country. They believe in homosexuality. They believe burning down cities. They believe in no cops. They believe in moral decay. Now that’s a “party of beliefs”.

  5. Luttig seems unaware that the GOP Rino’s are in lock step with the Democrats and are moving the US in the direction desired by the Nazi WEF.
    Trump did not do this – men sitting on their hands like Luttig allowed this to happen.

    Luttig is Just another TDS RINO who hates Trumt

  6. It is a good thing J. Michael Luttig is retired, the dummy doesn’t even know the difference between a democracy and a constitutional Republic! Democracy is Mob rule, while individual rights are protected under the later! Except when it comes to Trumps rights…. the rule of law and his rights are thrown out of the commie courts!


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