ABC News reports:
GOP Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) on Sunday said former President Trump is “definitely the leader” of the Republican Party, one day after Trump held his first post-presidential rally in Ohio.
Portman, asked by ABC’s “This Week” host Jon Karl about Trump, said the ex-president remains the party leader given his “high popularity among the Republican base.”
“That’s what you saw last night, I think. You saw a big turnout,” Portman said. Karl noted that Portman did not attend the rally in his home state because he had a family commitment.
Portman is retiring next year.
.@jonkarl presses GOP Sen. Rob Portman if Pres. Biden is negotiating the infrastructure deal “in good faith… can you trust what he’s negotiating with you?”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 27, 2021