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Sununu Calls Pledges to Protect Social Security and Medicare “Ludicrous”

In case you missed it, during an interview with NBC’s Noah Pransky this week, Governor Chris Sununu once again showed his true MAGA colors when he doubled down on his past support for ending Social Security and Medicare as we know them. Sununu called pledges to maintain the program as we know it “ludicrous” and, when asked, refused to rule out privatization — an action that could cut crucial benefits that hundreds of thousands of Granite Staters rely on.


Sununu’s comments align him with extreme MAGA Republicans vying for the White House like Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Ron DeSantis — all of whom have repeatedly pushed unpopular cuts to Social Security and Medicare.


Watch the full interview here.


Key Excerpts:


  • New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu called pledges to maintain the status quo on Social Security and Medicare from both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump “ludicrous,” saying “something” needs to be done —potentially even privatize the programs.


  • Sununu, who is exploring a potential run in the 2024 Republican primary, has been trying to distinguish himself from what may wind up being a crowded field. He spoke to LX News over burgers and beers at a New Hampshire brewery.


  • “You've got to be willing to put all ideas on the table,” Sununu said. “Some you can get done; some you can't. But the fact that no one even wants to talk about it is crazy.”


  • Sununu’s comments echo those of former Vice President Mike Pence, another possible 2024 presidential candidate, who said Social Security and Medicare cuts should be “on the table” in February.


  • Sununu said he was open to all reforms — including privatization — as long as dialogue was happening.


  • “But Washington [politicians] tend to be cowards... the fact that no one even wants to talk about it is crazy.”

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