It’s chaos out there.
After Donald Trump won the Indiana primaries by a landslide last night, Ted Cruz announced that he was suspending his presidential campaign. Trump was then declared the likely GOP nominee of 2016.
interesting factoid: "libertarian party" and "gary johnson" searches skyrocketed tonight on Google pic.twitter.com/Y7SGcXGRg7— Anton Vuljaj (@AntonVuljaj) May 4, 2016
While some may be turning their back on the Republican Party, denouncing the ridiculousness of a candidate like Trump, other Republicans have announced that they have decided that the best way to keep Trump out of the White House is—surprisingly—to vote for Hillary Clinton, should she win the Democratic nomination.
Mark Salter — former top aide to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — took to Twitter to pledge his vote for Hillary: “[T]he GOP is going to nominate for President a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it's on the level. I'm with her.”
the GOP is going to nominate for President a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it's on the level. I'm with her.— Mark Salter (@MarkSalter55) May 3, 2016
Another former McCain aide tweeted, “On @MSNBC, Steve Schmidt just said: Republicans need to ask whether they love their country more than their party.”
On @MSNBC, Steve Schmidt just said: Republicans need to ask whether they love their country more than their party.— Dafna Linzer (@DafnaLinzer) May 3, 2016
Some were short, sweet, and to the point, just like this one from Ben Howe, the editor of the conservative RedState blog: “#ImWithHer.”
I am a fiscal conservative and I am a social conservative. That will not change. But I will not vote for an egomaniacal authoritarian. Nope.— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) May 3, 2016
If you are #NeverTrump then I suggest you accept the implications of what that means. Don’t kid yourself. I’m not.— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) May 4, 2016
Among the countless other examples is the statement released by the Never Trump PAC, which acknowledged that “Trump’s victory in Indiana makes the road ahead more challenging,” but nevertheless they will “continue to seek opportunities to oppose his nomination and to draw a clear line between him and the values of the conservative cause.”
While no one should give up fighting the good fight against Trump, it looks like the GOP’s fate is sealed.
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