Graham on Backing Trump: ‘I’ll Cross That Bridge When I Get There’
Many of the mainstream Republicans have made it clear that they will not vote for Donald Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee.
Sen. Lindsey Graham was asked the same question on Wednesday and offered a similar sentiment.
“I’ll cross that bridge when I get there, but we’ll lose,” he said when asked if he would vote for Trump as GOP nominee.
“No, we won’t lose,” Graham added. “We’ll get slaughtered.”
The Hill reports:
Graham’s comments come after Trump carried more than 45 percent of the vote in Tuesday night’s Nevada Republican caucuses.
Asked about Trump’s win, the South Carolina senator, himself a presidential contender this election cycle, said he thinks the real estate mogul “has momentum,” and that Republicans have until early March to try to stop him from becoming the nominee.
Graham has been one of Trump’s most vocal critics, both during his own bid and as a surrogate for former Florida Gov. Jen Bush, who recently ended his White House run.
While Trump has yet to pick up a single Senate endorsement and many vulnerable lawmakers are wary of tying themselves to the GOP front-runner, Republican senators have publicly stuck with the strategy that they’ll support the eventual nominee.
Trump picked up his first two congressional endorsements on Wednesday, both from the House.
Graham has given little indication he’ll endorse another candidate and said Wednesday that he was “disappointed” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) isn’t a stronger challenge to Trump.
Rubio came in second place in the Nevada caucuses behind Trump.
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