Historian Of GOP Predicts Rank And File Will Take Back Party

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A woman walks past the elephant logo of the Republican Party on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Dominick Reuter/Getty Images)

Historian Heather Cox Richardson believes that Donald Trump’s candidacy, after the release of the tape in which he talks about groping women, represents a moment in Republican Party history that has “been a long time coming.”

Richardson joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss how she thinks more moderate voices will eventually emerge to lead the GOP.


Heather Cox Richardson, professor of history at Boston College and author of the book “To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party.” She tweets @HC_Richardson.

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