Republican former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels takes aim at Trump, Banks

 January 20, 2023

Former Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels attacked Republican Representative Jim Banks of Indiana and former President Donald Trump.

"Daniels and his surrogates have increasingly lashed out against former President Donald Trump and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) as the Hoosier State Senate Republican primary has reached a fever pitch," reports Breitbart.

"Daniels, a former two-term governor and former Purdue University president, is poised to enter the contentious Senate Republican primary to replace the outgoing Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), who is running for governor in 2024. As he appears ready to enter the race, Daniels resides at a newly purchased home in Naples, Florida, where he has been reportedly golfing and fishing," reported Breitbart.

"In a nutshell, the primary represents the continuing battle between the more traditional, Bush-era Republicans and the more pro-Trump, populist-leaning candidates such as Banks. Daniels served as the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under former President George W. Bush and was cited as a potential presidential candidate in 2012 and 2016," reported Breitbart.

Daniels has agreed with the argument that only "MAGA Republicans" are "subverting democracy."

"Trump Jr. said that Daniels would become another Sen. Mitt Romney if he were elected to Congress’s upper chamber," reported Breitbart.

"The establishment is trying to recruit weak RINO Mitch Daniels to run for US Senate in Indiana," said Trump, Jr. "The same Mitch Daniels who agreed with Joe Biden that millions of MAGA Republicans are supposedly a danger to the country & trying to 'subvert democracy.' He would be Mitt Romney 2.0."

Source: Breitbart