A recently released report from the New York Times revealed that many key Republican figures are sounding off about the fact that they don’t plan to vote for Trump.
The conservative group Republican Voters Against Trump has slammed the president’s behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic and recent racial tensions. The group’s new ad says, “Hiding in a security bunker. Watching his shows. Afraid. Alone. Not a leader, not a president.”
The ad ends with the definitive line, “It’s time for a competent president. Let’s elect one.”
“It’s time for a competent president.
Let’s elect one.”-Republican Voters Against Trump
Trump is likely used to liberal groups speaking out against him but in a strange turn of events for this important election year, Republican groups are now regularly releasing ads against the president.
Republican Voters Against Trump joins the company of The Lincoln Project, a conservative group co-founded by George Conway, the lawyer husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, in being the latest to release anti-Trump ads.
These ads are extremely popular and often go viral with millions of views and shares across social media.
Not only are Republican groups vowing not to vote for Trump, but some major Republican political leaders are now questioning their loyalty to the party if it means a Trump vote.
According to a recent report from The New York Times former President George W. Bush now says he will not give an endorsement or even a vote to President Trump. Sources say they are uncertain if he will vote for Biden.
A senior Bush aide told NBC News, however, that it’s still unclear which way GWB will cast his vote.
His brother Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, also remains unsure of his choice, as well.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has said he will not give Trump his vote, instead saying he may write in the name of his wife, Ann, while late Sen. John McCain’s wife is said to be leaning heavily towards a vote for Biden.
It’s likely that Republican voters across the nation are facing the same difficult choice: betray their party and vote Democrat, opt to write someone in, or vote for a man who, as Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), put it is “driving us all crazy.”