The Associated Press reports:
Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, has decided to launch a longshot Republican challenge to President Donald Trump. “I am here to tell you now that I am going to get in,” Sanford said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
When asked why he was taking on an incumbent who’s popular within the party, Sanford said: “I think we need to have a conversation on what it means to be a Republican. I think that as the Republican Party, we have lost our way.”
The 59-year-old Sanford has long been an outspoken critic of Trump’s. He frequently questioned Trump’s motivations and qualifications during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election and called Trump’s candidacy “a particularly tough pill to swallow.”
Yesterday Sanford’s home state GOP voted to cancel its presidential primary.
Former South Carolina Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford is launching a primary challenge against Trump.
Trump publicly backed Sanford’s Congressional opponent after Sanford spoke out against him.
There are now three Republicans challenging Trump https://t.co/6FUJIC3Pii
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) September 8, 2019