George W. Bush and Mitt Romney won’t support Trump in 2020, while some GOP officials consider voting for Biden
- Former President George W. Bush and Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah won’t support President Donald Trump’s re-election, and other GOP officials are considering voting for Joe Biden, according to The New York Times.
- The Times credits the early fallout to Trump’s handling of police brutality protests and a mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Some GOP officials have been public about their dilemma while attempting to balance conscience, ideology, and risk to themselves and their agenda.
- John Kelly, Trump’s former chief of staff and a retired Marine general, wouldn’t disclose who had his vote, but he did say that he wished “we had some additional choices,” according to The Times.
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President Donald Trump may be losing the support of members of his own party already, with some GOP officials considering a vote for Joe Biden.
Sooner than expected, growing numbers of big Republican names are debating how transparent to be about their decision not to back his re-election, or may even vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden.