GOP Senator: ‘You Can Always Write Someone In’
Sen Jeff Flake said on Sunday that he wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.
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“I would not vote for [Democratic nominee] Hillary Clinton — and as of now, I would not vote for Donald Trump,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“You can always write someone in,” he said.
“I just know that I would like to vote for Donald Trump. It’s not comfortable to not support your nominee. But given the positions that he’s taken and the tone and tenor of his campaign, I simply can’t.”
The Hill reports:
Flake said that if there was any “softening” from Trump on undocumented immigrants, “it was buried pretty deep.”
Flake also said Clinton could win his home state because of Trump’s rhetoric.
“Arizona should still be a red state. But Donald Trump, with the rhetoric that he’s under and the characterizations of, you know, many of the state’s population, have put the state in play,” he said. “And unfortunately, you know, that leads to Democrats spending a lot of money here, unfortunately for Republicans.”
Flake said he hopes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brings up Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland for a vote during the lame-duck session of Congress if Clinton wins the presidency.
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