It seems like Trump’s home court isn’t rooting for him. When Trump announced his candidacy back in June 2015, it had caused the division in the Republican Party but it was just the beginning. Controversies and issues spread like wildfire and had triggered the splitting up of the Republicans when it comes to the presidential candidate they are voting for. Some had decided not to support Trump but still others voiced their decision to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
As the Election Day draws near, the number of Republican leaders who said they are not supporting their party’s presidential candidate continued to grow. Who are these people who had dared cross the line and sided with the enemy?
Representative Richard Hanna
“If I compare the life stories of both candidates I find Trump deeply flawed in endless ways,” he wrote in a column. “While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton. I will be hopeful and resolute in my belief that being a good American who loves his country is far more important than parties or winning and losing.”
The three-term Republican from New York is the first Republican Congressman to declare publicly that his vote is for Democrat’s presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Hannah’s reason is because he sees Trump “unfit to serve our party [Republican] and cannot lead his country,” he further added “I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?”
“This election cycle is a test,” she said in a CNN interview . “As much as I don’t want another four years of (President Barack) Obama’s policies, I can’t look my children in the eye and tell them I voted for Donald Trump. I can’t tell them to love their neighbor and treat others the way they wanted to be treated, and then vote for Donald Trump. I won’t do it.”
The senior adviser to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Bradshaw quitted GOP and registered as an unaffiliated voter. Her plans of voting Clinton is still based on how the race will be in her home state Florida but she is firm in saying that “Donald Trump cannot be elected President”.