The once & future GOP

Republican Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Flake of Arizona have declared their retirement after loud public disagreements with President Donald Trump and his handling of the presidency. Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift wonders whether the senators’ withdrawal from politics will “accelerate the disintegration of the Republican Party and encourage more people to come out and speak against President Trump.” Then Our Revolution president Nina Turner and Hoover Institute fellow Lanhee Chen weigh in on differences between the GOP of a decade ago and its current shape, discussing “how far down the rat-hole we’ve gotten in terms of the political dialogue,” as well as tax reform and the “disruptive” populism of Steve Bannon.