Column: Where does Hawaii GOP stand on Trump?

Tweets from the Hawaii Republican Party’s official Twitter account defending the patriotism of the Proud Boys and extolling the “high quality” analysis of a Holocaust denier have been deleted, then followed by the resignations of, first, the communications vice chairman, and then the chairperson of the Party, Shirlene Ostrov. It is worth remembering that one of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists had been embraced by the Hawaii Republican Party as a candidate for the state House of Representatives. This week, as the nation watches the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, Hawaii has a right to expect the state Republican Party to make absolutely clear where it stands.