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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. 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”.

  2. 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

  3. 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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