Sky News host Cory Bernardi says the Republicans need to somehow demonstrate that the Democrats are “not fit to govern”.
His comments come after new footage of the Capitol Hill riots was unveiled by the Democrats as they presented their case against former president Donald Trump during the impeachment trial.
Mr Bernardi told Sky News host Peta Credlin he doesn’t think Republicans will be able to “move on from the Trump era” because there are so many supporters who want the “brash America First” type of politics.
“If the Republicans were any good they’d dump people like Mitt Romney – who is just a Democrat in a finer suit – and they’d expose the hypocrisy of the Democrats,” he said.
“If the Republicans were smart, they would expose the Democrats as being completely full of bogus claims and hysteria.”