Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Sunday that a hotly contested unique election where a Democrat almost won in a reliably Republican district ought to function as a message to the GOP to “stop the turmoil.”
Kasich said on NBC’s “Satisfy journalism” that last Tuesday was not a great night for Republicans even though Troy Balderson (R) is clinging to a narrow lead in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Republicans have held the district for years.
“What you had is a, I believe, a message from the voters to the Republicans that you’ve got to stop the turmoil and you’ve got to get more in tune and stop alienating people,” stated Kasich, who represented the district from 1983-2001.
He indicated Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration’s “absolutely no tolerance” policy that led to the separation of thousands of migrant families and President Trump Donald John Trump Ivanka Trump condemns white nationalist rallies: There is no place for neo-Nazism in United States Sunday shows preview: Virginia lawmakers talk Charlottesville, anniversary protests Survey: Trump did not like as strongly as Nixon before his resignation MORE’s tariffs on allies and China that have raised issues of a worldwide trade war.”These kinds of messages, plusthe general mayhemhere, the chaos overseas … people simply want the government to do its task, to enhance the
situation for them, “Kasich stated.”Not to be on the front page and developing a chaotic environment all the time. They don’t want that.”Kasich, an outspoken critic of Trump and previous GOP governmental candidate, has actually said he thinks recently’s special election was essentially a referendum on the president, given that neither of the two prospects was especially memorable.Even though there are still ballots to be counted, Trump and other Republicans declared victory in the race. The president took credit for Balderson’s win, indicating his look at a rally just days prior to the vote.