They thanked him profusely for his public service, apologized for republican hectoring, and complained about decorum.
The record republican wave was a referendum on and rejection of the policies of the president and his party.
And so Gomez, who on paper—an ex-Navy SEAL turned venture capitalist—looks like the perfect republican, jumped in.
"one who favors a republic or republican principles" (or, as Johnson puts it, "One who thinks a commonwealth without monarchy the best government"), 1690s; see from republican (adj.). With capital R-, in reference to a member of a specific U.S. political party (the Anti-Federalists) from 1782, though this was not the ancestor of the modern U.S. Republican Party, which dates from 1854.
A member of the Republican party.