The list of Republican Party luminaries that refuse to back Donald Trump is a steadily growing one. Long time GOP stalwarts have either chosen to abstain from commenting on Trump’s candidacy or issued an outright ‘no’ when asked if they will vote for Trump.
Many of the names are unknown outside of their home state or by political insiders, but some are very well known and represent an unprecedented level of denial of support to the Party’s nominee.
Here are some of the most notable names of those that have refused to offer their endorsement to Trump:
Former President George W. Bush
Said he does not plan to comment on the presidential race.
Former President George H.W. Bush
Has stated he is retired from politics.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush:
Barbara Bush has said of Trump,
“I mean, unbelievable. I don't know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly, it’s terrible.”
The GOP’s nominee for 2012 was a leader in the ‘stop-Trump’ movement during the primaries. Stated:
“I wanted my grandkids to see that I simply couldn’t ignore what Mr. Trump was saying and doing, which revealed a character and temperament unfit for the leader of the free world.”
Has said he will not vote for either Trump or Clinton. An interesting side note is that Jeb’s son, George P. Bush has endorsed Trump.
“Trump is a complete idiot.”
The former New York City mayor has spoken out in favor Hillary Clinton.
The senior member of Florida’s congressional delegation has said she does not support Trump or Clinton.
Made a very public declaration of his non-support of Trump when he spoke at the Republican Convention.
The Maine senator has called Trump
“unworthy of being our president.”
The South Carolina senator who ran against Trump in the primaries has said he’ll not vote for either Trump or Clinton.
And the list goes on
There are four additional Republican senators that have declined to endorse Trump.
Several Republican governors have refused to give their support to Trump. That list includes Gov. John Kasich who ran against Trump in the primaries. Kasich is the popular governor of Ohio, which is considered by many a must-win state for Trump.