‘Out Of The Political Closet’: Bill Kristol Says He’s A Democrat Now. Twitter Reactions Pull No Punches

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Political pundit Bill Kristol tweeted “we are all Democrats now” on Saturday, drawing strong reactions from Trump supporters all over the internet.

“Not presumably forever; not perhaps for a day after Nov. 3, 2020; not on every issue or in every way until then,” Kristol wrote. “But for the time being one has to say: We are all Democrats now.”

Kristol, who served as editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Weekly Standard until it folded in 2018, was likely reacting to the Senate’s 51-49 vote to disallow witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Only two Republicans, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Maine Sen. Susan Collins, broke ranks to side with Democrats who had hoped to bring former national security advisor John Bolton and others to testify against the president.

Kristol, long a prominent “Never-Trump” figure on the neoconservative right who now helps run The Bulwark, had even considered his own presidential run as late as mid-2018. He threw his support behind the GOP primary challenge of former one-term Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh last year. (RELATED: Devin Nunes Has Some ‘Bad News’ For Tucker After Senate Votes No On Witnesses)

Kristol’s tweet drew plenty of reaction from Trump supporters on Twitter, beginning with former Fox News columnist Todd Starnes, who joked that the Bulwark editor “finally came out of the political closet.”