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So who are the fake Republicans now? | READER COMMENTARY

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan holds his hand up during a news conference in Annapolis on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, as he describes phone conversations he had with Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer and Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy on sending Maryland National Guard members to help protect the U.S. Capitol after rioters stormed the building a day earlier. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan holds his hand up during a news conference in Annapolis on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, as he describes phone conversations he had with Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer and Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy on sending Maryland National Guard members to help protect the U.S. Capitol after rioters stormed the building a day earlier. (AP Photo/Brian Witte) (Brian Witte/AP)

For quite a while, the term RINO (Republican in Name Only) has been used to brand and demean politicians who are not sufficiently conservative or aligned with the Republican Party’s values or positions. Perhaps Republicans need to rethink this moniker. It seems to me that politicians like Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Mitt Romney and Gov. Larry Hogan epitomize Republican Party values and tradition and therefore deserve to be called Republicans (”House Democrats unveil ‘incitement of insurrection’ impeachment charge against Trump,” Jan. 11).

Politicians like Sen. Josh Hawley, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Andy Harris are so loyal to Donald Trump that they would be better described as “Trumpicans” to reflect their disdain for the vitality of the Republic and democracy. Just who are the RINOs now?

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John McKusick, Towson

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