VIDEO: Todd Young Slams GOP Base, Calls to Shame INGOP’ers Like Mike Braun Who Peddled Lies and Misinformation


Todd Young criticizes the GOP’s base, describing them as having “anger and resentment

Senator Young calls for accountability on Indiana Republicans complicit in lies, misinformation, and events leading to insurrection 

Young signaled he will not vote to impeach and convict Donald Trump, backing away from 2016 campaign promise to “put America above ourselves

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today provided some key points to the media following a rather surprising interview from Senator Todd Young where he chose to:

  1. Characterize the Indiana Republican Party’s voting base as having “anger and resentment”, 
  2. Called for a public shaming of Indiana Republicans — like U.S. Senator Mike Braun — who peddled misinformation and “deceived constituents”, and 
  3. Signaled he would back away from his 2016 promise to “put America above ourselves” by voting against impeaching and convicting a former president for inciting an insurrection against the United States. 

Senator Young’s interview further demonstrated a fracturing Indiana Republican Party that is caught between swearing allegiance to Trumpism or their oaths to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The INGOP civil war is also ongoing in the Indiana General Assembly where Republicans still debate proven science and want to strip Governor Holcomb from executive powers. The party infighting is a complete disrespect to Hoosiers and the trust they pace in their elected leaders. 

Further, the Senator’s rather honest — and true — statements about his party could harm him down the road as he gears up for a reelection campaign where he could face a primary challenger with an allegiance to Donald Trump. Here are the key takeaways from Senator Young’s interview on Fox 59’s INFocus

Senator Todd Young slams the INGOP’s voting base 

You cannot keep a party together, congeal a majority party, based on anger and resentment. Instead it takes empathy and actual resolution of challenges that people are facing.” 

Young calls for public shaming of INGOP’ers who “deceiving constituents”

“I think we need to name and shame members of the media who were out there perpetuating mistruths and deceiving individuals. I think the same applies to politicians who are out there perpetuating things that are completely false and deceiving constituents.” – Todd Young, INFocus 1.31.21

See: U.S. Senator Mike Braun, Attorney General Todd Rokita, and Members of Congress Jim Baird, Jim Banks, Greg Pence, Jackie Walorski (at least)

Young signals vote against Donald Trump impeachment and conviction, breaking promise from 2016 campaign

SHOT: “I’d be remiss if I didn’t listen to the evidence but I think the views of most Hoosiers, and a view I share, and even some Democrats (is that) we have a new president. President Trump is now a private citizen. There are avenues to hold accountable private citizens like our federal court, so in the meantime, we should be spending the vast majority of our time emerging from this pandemic, resorting our economy and doing things that benefit the American people and their daily lives, so we really need to move on from this as soon as possible” Todd Young, INFocus 1.31.21

CHASER: “In the Marine Corps., we’re taught to put America above ourselves. And Hoosiers deserve a Senator who’ll do the same.” – Todd Young, 2016 Campaign Ad 


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