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Outgoing Va. Republican: Two-party system is failing Americans

Outgoing Va. Republican: Two-party system is failing Americans
© Greg Nash

Outgoing Rep. Denver RigglemanDenver RigglemanVirginia GOP candidates for governor gear up for convention Republicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' Former GOP lawmaker calls idea of 'America First' caucus 'racism in a jar' MORE (R-Va.) said on Sunday that being a politician with any party right now is “difficult” and expressed doubts over whether the two-party system is benefitting Americans.

Riggleman was asked by Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddGOP divided over expected Cheney ouster Sunday shows - White House COVID-19 response coordinator says US is 'turning the corner' Hogan: GOP devolving into 'circular firing squad' with Cheney ouster MORE on NBC’s "Meet the Press" if he is still a Republican.

“I’ll tell you what, I'm a Republican, what I thought a constitutional Republican was, but the way the GOP is going in Virginia it’s very difficult for me to stay with any party. I believe duopoly is really, the two-party system is really failing the American people right now,” he said.

Riggleman was defeated by Republican Bob Good in the Virginia GOP primary elections in August. Good, a physician, has drawn criticism for casting doubt on the efficacy of masks.

A recent Washington Post poll showed Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote Shining a light on COINTELPRO's dangerous legacy MORE leading President TrumpDonald TrumpSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote One quick asylum fix: How Garland can help domestic violence survivors MORE by 11 points in Virginia. The state voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in both 2016 and 2012.