We're a hawk on the issues.

22 Republicans Who Won’t Back Trump as Nominee

It isn’t a secret that the GOP is fractured and that Donald Trump is shattering the foundations of the party.

As Trump comes closer to winning the nomination, there are several keys Republicans who have made it clear that they will not support the outspoken billionaire.

The Hill reports:

But some Republicans say they cannot support the real estate mogul under any circumstances.

Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) became the first lawmaker in the upper chamber to vow not to vote for Trump, saying he would instead search for a third-party contender.

In an open letter to Trump supporters posted on his Facebook page, Sasse claimed that while many who are backing the front-runner are “well-meaning,” he cannot get behind a candidate focused on “tearing down rather than building back up this glorious nation.”

Across the Capitol, Reps. Reid Ribble (Wis.), Mark Sanford (S.C.), Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) and Scott Rigell (Va.) are also refusing to back Trump.

And the opposition isn’t just on Capitol Hill.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters after Super Tuesday that he won’t vote for Trump.

A number of prominent pundits are also vowing to not back Trump, including Fox News contributor Erick Erickson.

Republicans who won’t back Trump

Gov. Charlie Baker (Mass.)

Glenn Beck, conservative host

Jay Caruso, RedState

Eliot Cohen, former George W. Bush official

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.)

Steve Deace, conservative radio host

Erick Erickson, conservative writer

Doug Heye, former RNC communications director

Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard editor

Kevin Madden, former Mitt Romney aide

Former RNC chairman Mel Martínez (Fla.)

Liz Mair, GOP strategist

Former Gov. George Pataki (N.Y.)

Former Rep. Ron Paul (Texas)

Rep. Reid Ribble (Wis.)

Former Gov. Tom Ridge (Pa.)

Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.)

Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.)

Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.)

Former Rep. J.C. Watts (Okla.)

Peter Wehner, conservative New York Times contributor

Former Gov. Christine Todd

Whitman (N.J.)

Photo credit: Topix.

About the author