“I would say my goal is not to be a hypocrite,” Meijer told Phillip. “To be able to call balls and punches fairly and have a credible voice, even when someone may not have the same beliefs or agree on the political side.”
He said Republicans must stop living in an “ongoing state of denial” about how they lost power in 2020.
“We lost the presidency in 2020. We lost the Senate in 2021. So we need to go back to a point where we could offer some solutions and win the trust of the electorate and get the rare privilege, on behalf of the government to rule. ” Americans, “he said.
The Michigan Republican also said the Washington Democrats missed the opportunity to advance the cause of good government.
“If you were hoping for bipartisan consensus, if you were hoping for center-based governance, I think you have been deeply disappointed,” he said.
Addressing one of the nation’s hottest topics, Meijer said much of the rhetoric related to electoral reform measures has been overheated.
“I think one of the biggest challenges is that electoral integrity is important to everyone. But how you hear it depends a lot on where you sit. The idea that Republicans have largely disenfranchised people is wrong. that all of these elections were stolen is also wrong, “he said.