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TERRELL: ‘To divide the Republican party would be a mistake, but I came to the Republican party for Donald Trump’

“I voted for Donald Trump because of his policies and his programs.”



In the wake of the Capitol riot Wednesday, Leo Terrell appeared on Newsmax to discuss the critical path forward for the republican party.

“I voted republican. I voted for Donald Trump because of his policies and his programs,” he said. “They are effective on the national level and they are effective on the local level. He made the party relevant to the people you were just discussing – the everyday man and woman – locally, statewide and nationally.” 

Terrell said that splitting the republican party would be a mistake, but urged that there needs to be a common ground agreement on President Trump’s policies and programs.

“To be very honest, to divide the republican party would be a mistake but I came to the republican party for Donald Trump, not Mitch McConnell,” he said. “And there needs to be a really strong debate locally to convince the old guard republicans that you described of the policies and the programs of Donald Trump,” he added.

“Those policies and programs have to survive because that’s what enlarged the party. That’s why Donald J. Trump got 12 million additional votes. That’s why Donald J. Trump got Leo James Terrell.”

Terrell agreed that the focus must be shifted to state and local politics.

“I’m fighting a two front war in California. First, in Los Angeles with our District Attorney who basically has given a get out of jail free card for criminals. Secondly, our governor who has basically shut us down and has denied us freedom,” he said.

“I love this country and I’m fighting hard for this country. That’s why I’m on this program, that’s why you hear me talking and the need to get these changes on a local level: school choice, law and order,” he added. 

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  1. Mad

    January 7, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    What difference would it make if the party divided, they don’t stand for Republicans once they are in office anyway

  2. Aharon

    January 7, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Most members of Congress are millionaires on salaries of about $175k per year. Both parties. Think about it. They don’t want him to curtail their gray train. Sad. Harry Truman said if you get rich in politics you’re a crook. Sorry for this comment.

    • Deb

      January 7, 2021 at 2:22 pm


    • Minnie Harrell

      January 7, 2021 at 3:51 pm

      Don’t be sorry, you are right

  3. Patricia

    January 7, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you Leo 2.0

  4. Lisa Askwit

    January 7, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Thank You, Leo Terrell, for standing up for Our Beloved President Trump! What happened, yesterday reminded me of what happened to Julius Caesar by a bunch of Senators who stabbed him 23 times! Mike Pence played Brutus.

    • N. Rowell

      January 11, 2021 at 11:12 am

      So true. No loyalty for him or the people who elected tjem.

  5. Atram

    January 7, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    God Bless you Leo! We need reform and honesty and our Republican leaders need to stand up for those Republicans like Trump who did the right things not the popular things. We were gaslighted all year with violence being called peaceful protests, honest hardworking cops sworn to an oath and duty and love for the law and citizens being abused with the blessing of Dems and BLM activists and many Republicans did nothing!
    Please keep fighting for those Republicans that love our families, God, and fellow Patriots not because of skin color, gender, political or religious belief but because we are honest hard working Americans blessed to live in our beautiful country. Thanks so much for your voice and all that you have done and will continue to do!

    • Pat Norton

      January 9, 2021 at 3:04 am

      Yes, God Bless You Leo! You are part of God’s Plan to Make America Great, Again as is our President, Donald J. Trump!

  6. Kent Fitzsimmons

    January 7, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Keep fighting Leo 2.0. I enjoy seeing you on tv, with your informed opinion.

  7. R Zager

    January 7, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    We need a new party – the Republican-Freedom Party. It caucuses with the Republicans, but its campaign contributions aren’t under the control of Rinos.

  8. Valerie Lemay

    January 7, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Sadly, I think the only way we will rid ourselves of political corruption is by overthrowing them. NO one has the power to rid us of their evil , illegal ways! These last 4 years and todays outcome, reiterate it. We are NOW a communist country

    • Pat Nirton

      January 9, 2021 at 3:07 am

      It’s not over! Stay tuned……

  9. Minnie Harrell

    January 7, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Don’t be sorry, you are right

  10. R Zager

    January 7, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    There needs to be a Republican-Freedom Party which caucuses with the Republicans but which raises and spends its own campaign funds outside of the control of Rinos.

  11. James Hills

    January 7, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Mr. Terrell, I have always respected you, even I didn’t agree with you. Which was often. You can join a dying party if you want to.
    While you have earned and retain my respect, your new party has lost mine. Not just because of these last few hours or the recent days or the election debacle. The GOP leadership has continued to show itself to be weak, cowardly and feckless. The only thing giving their party energy was DJT. With him gone, watch all their extra support dry up over the course of 2021.
    Once again, Mr. Terrell, God bless you. I will not talk trash about you. You are a MAN. And your new party certainly needs more of those.


    January 7, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    What would it take to start a new party, one that truly supports and would actually fight and preserve the law and order of this country, the constitution, and the policies that our great President Trump put in place!?

  13. Ron Schinners

    January 8, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Hello Mr Leo Terrell ,always looking forward to your words of wisdom and common sense.I’m Canadian and a Trump supporter.I just resigned from the Conservative Party of Canada and joined the Republican Party of Canada. I found out that our Conservative PM Harper had made a secret deal with Chinafor 31 years.Our current PM Trudeau a Liberal and a Communist and wants to do the Great Reset to Communism. When I found it was the Conservatives were responsible I felt betrayed.
    You have a wonderful dayand God Bless.

  14. Diana Wagner

    January 8, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Until the Republicans get rid of the swamp monsters in their party, I will remain independent.

  15. Rodney

    January 9, 2021 at 3:46 am

    You are one of the greats Leo and I wish your new party would have stood behind you the way you have for them. But it looks like both sides are really just one. They have proof that since the election. Because I will never vote for a Rep. or Dem ever again. Might as well give it all to the Dems / Socialist and get it over with. Besides the Republicans have ZERO power now and will not even be listened to. So they might as well just go home for the next two years because they will probably be voted out next time by the crooked elections anyway. You have my complete respect for being a man with common since Leo. A new party with Trump leading will have at least 70 million votes that are legal votes. But I do not think we will ever have another fair election. The Socialist have taken over and no one has the will or power to stop it. think about it out of 350 million in the US do you think 160 million really voted. Trump won by a land slide but the Socialist have recruited so many Communist into its party and have learned they can be as corrupt as they want and just lie about any truth we find on them and they have no one to answer for anymore.

  16. N. Rowell

    January 11, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Leo, Republicans like Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell divided the party when they sided with the left, set our President up and didn’t fight for the people who elected them. We now see who and how MOST of them are and need a new party with people like Mo Brooks, Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. You came for Donald Trump as many did, but they don’t want him or what’s good for Americans; they proved that when only a handful of them objected to this fraudulent election. I’m not going to continue to support that. That tells them they can do and act anyway they choose and will continue to be supported. Nope..

  17. Mike

    January 11, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Leo 2024. I love wearing your hat

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