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Van Jones presses Biden to contact anti-Trump Republicans: ‘Do it right now’

CNN analyst Van Jones is speaking out against former President Trump, saying he will need as many groups as possible to defeat Trump at the polls in November. He urged Republicans to contact him “now.”

When CNN anchor Caitlan Collins asked Jones if a select group of Republicans refusing to vote for the former president should have gotten a call from Biden by now, Jones said if he had. If not, he said, “I would call it political malpractice.”

“We need the biggest and widest tent possible, the democratic forces and the anti-authoritarian forces,” he said. Highlighted by Mediaite. “Republicans, independents, Greens, liberals, Democrats, and the left of the Democratic Party all have an interest in removing an authoritarian from the White House.”

“So if Biden hasn’t reached out to them…look, it’s still early in the night. Pick up the phone and do it now,” Jones recommended.

Several anti-Trump Republicans have said they will not vote for the former president against Biden this fall. The list of Republicans who will not vote for Trump includes former President George W. Bush, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Vice President Mike Pence, former House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney. is included.

Mr. Christie has put himself forward for the Republican nomination and has become one of Mr. Trump’s most outspoken opponents. He has said he would not vote for Trump under any circumstances, and has not ruled out voting for Biden in the fall. “We’re not there yet,” Christie said in February.

After Trump’s last rival, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, withdrew from the race, the Biden campaign announced that she would be backing her to join him instead of Trump, who is likely to be the Republican nominee. Published an advertisement that attempts to induce people to Her campaign also tried to tell Haley’s supporters that Trump did not want their votes.

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