“I would like to see in the closing days of the campaign him prosecute the argument against the Democrats and the difference in policies,” said South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the Republican whip, told CNN. “Stay away from personal attacks. Quit attacking the media. Quit attacking Fauci and focus on issues. … He’s got to stay disciplined to do it, and I think that’s how you’re going to win over the middle people.”…

“I think our party is in trouble with young people, increasingly with older people, with minorities. And those young people we were in trouble with five years ago are now voting, and so we’ve got some real work to do,” Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, the party’s 2012 presidential nominee who isn’t backing Trump’s reelection bid, told CNN…

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has tied himself closely to Trump amid his neck-and-neck reelection bid in South Carolina, was sympathetic to the President’s latest line of scorched-earth attacks against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, because the President “has been accused of everything under the sun.”

But Graham added: “I think in terms of Dr. Fauci, I trust his judgment.”