Hawley addresses future of the GOP after Election Day

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Hill.TV’s “Rising” on Monday, telling hosts Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball that the Republican Party would be grappling with the changes brought by President Trump for years to come regardless of the results of Tuesday’s election.

Hawley said that the president’s 2016 campaign shifted the GOP towards a working-class voter demographic for its base, a change that he indicated would be resisted by some within the party.

“The president really tried to make the Republican Party a working-class party,” Hawley said. “The president tried to refocus the party on those Americans: on their concerns, on their needs, on their family’s security, on their jobs. And he was right to do so.”

“I think we’ve got a big battle in front of us, whether the president wins or loses tomorrow, we’ve got a big battle in front of us, Republicans do, to try and make this party truly the party of working-class America,” he added.

Watch part of his interview above.

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