Former GOP Rep. Endorses Primary Challenges to Trump: There Isn't a 'Fiscally Conservative Party in America'

WASHINGTON — Former Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) said that Republicans challenging President Trump in the GOP presidential primary “would be good” because “right now there is not a fiscally conservative party in America.”


Former Gov. Bill Weld (R-Mass.) has announced he is running for president and Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) is considering entering the race.

“Look, I think it’s important for there to be a candidate in the race that stands for a conservative party that supports free markets and limited government. I think that’s kind of been lost the last couple of years and it would be good for that line of thinking to be represented,” Curbelo, who served Congress from 2015 to 2019, said at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend. “Limited government and free enterprise and of course that includes fiscal sustainability and right now there is not a fiscally conservative party in America so those values, those views, need to be represented.”

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