(FreedomBeacon.com)- While appearing on Newsmax last week, former Attorney General Bill Barr suggested that Republicans shouldn’t nominate former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election.
Appearing on Newsmax’s “Spicer & Co.” on Thursday, Barr conceded that host Sean Spicer’s audience might not want to hear it, but in 2020, Trump did worse than the rest of the Republicans on the ballot in the swing states of Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. He said in Arizona, 75,000 Republicans went to the polls and voted straight party down-ticket, but didn’t vote for Trump. In Wisconsin, Barr said, 60,000 Republican voters did the same. Likewise, 60,000 Pennsylvania Republicans voted for every down-ticket Republican candidate except Trump.
“That’s why he lost the election,” Barr said.
Spicer noted that Barr voted for Trump in both 2016 and 2020 and asked him if he would vote for Trump again in 2024.
Repeating what he has said in the past, Barr told Spicer that he doesn’t believe Donald Trump should be the Republican nominee in 2024. Barr said Republicans have “a big opportunity” in the next election and putting Trump forward as the nominee “would be a big mistake.”
Spicer also discussed the censoring of the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop. He asked Barr if there could be any legal consequences for Twitter’s censorship of the story or for the 51 former government officials who claimed the report was Russian Disinformation.
Barr said he couldn’t think of any legal consequences.
Watch a clip HERE.