In a strong appeal for party unity, Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill said intraparty rifts could cost the GOP a shot at the White House.
And the Rexburg Republican also directed a broadside at some of the candidates who ran in the Idaho GOP's historic closed primary election in May.
Here's an excerpt:
"As I was traveling recently, I picked up a campaign brochure in which the candidate described himself as a 'Constitutional Republican.' The implication was that his fellow Republicans were somehow not 'constitutional' — that they cared little about protecting the God-given rights delineated in the U.S. Constitution. Over and over again in the recent primary election campaign, candidates touted the Constitution as if they were the only ones who loved, honored or understood that great document. Such rhetoric is not only demeaning but dangerous."
And here's a link to Hill's full guest opinion, which first appeared Thursday in the Idaho Falls Post Register.