Another vote Trump won’t be able to count on? Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele Maryland’s former lieutenant governor. Steele announced to guests at a Mother Jones dinner in San Francisco, that he will not be voting for either candidate this November.
Steele is not disavowing Trump quietly, he has expressed vehement disgust at the candidate, saying that Trump has “captured the racist underbelly, that frustration, that angry underbelly of American life and gave voice to that.”
“I was damn near puking during the debates,” he continued.
This is not the first time Steele has aired his frustration against Trump. He spoke on MSNBC Live, in reaction to Trump’s threat to deny the election results, calling it a “disqualifying moment.”
“This is not the party I led. This is not representative of any nominee we’ve ever had,” he continued. That moment for me was a definitive moment, it was a disqualifying moment, it was an important moment for the country that if, you do not have a pair, to stand on the stage with your opponent and say ‘you beat me, I get it,’ and concede the race, you don’t deserve the job.”
Steele has been a friend to the Republicans for a long time, as he was the leader of the RNC from 2009-2011. However, we can add his name to the growing list of Republicans and RNC chiefs who will not stand for Trump, including Marc Racicot, Mel Martinez, Bill Brock and Ken Mehlman.
With his own party abandoning him, Trump hasn’t got a chance.
Watch Steele’s remarks here:
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Christine is an avid supporter of progressive politics. She is currently getting her Masters degree after concentrating in Gender Studies as an undergrad.