Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, recently sworn in for his second term is speaking out before a national audience, primarily on the topic of bipartisanship in politics.
On a C-SPAN panel of Governors, Maryland’s Governor told Judy Woodruff of the PBS NewsHour that you “don’t have to be a career politician to be successful in office.” He also stressed that he’s frustrated with national politics and the lack of bipartisanship in Washington. “I’m frustrated, not just with Washington, but the divisive, angry politics.” the Governor said.
Governor Hogan also blasted both parties for their roles in the 34-day government shutdown, saying “this isn’t governing – it’s just political theater.” Maryland is home to thousands of federal workers who were directly affected by the 34-day government shutdown.
There has been growing speculation that Governor Hogan would consider challenging President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. He has neither confirmed nor denied interest in entering the race.