Senator Mike Lee, who endorsed Senator Ted Cruz during his run for the presidency, has made a bold and principled confession.
From the Washington Examiner:
“’I have not supported Donald Trump up to this point, I have not endorsed him,’ Lee said. ‘I have some concerns with him. He scares me to death; so does Hillary Clinton. There is no easy choice right now.
‘I’m going to continue to watch this’ the senator added. ‘I’ll make the decision as best I can, but I’m not there yet.’”
Lee, like so many others, doesn’t see the choice between Trump, who will ruin us, and Clinton, who will destroy us, as much of a choice, at all.
Lee is among many congressional Republicans who have either held off on endorsing Trump (House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is another), said they will never endorse him, or said they would vote for him but claimed that their vote did not constitute an endorsement.
Trump has yet to voice any clear policy platform that should give conservatives any level of comfort with supporting him, though some otherwise reliably conservative Republicans seem to be clinging to the hope that with enough “good people” serving as buffers in his administration, a President Trump would be a better alternative than a President Clinton.