Some Republicans are still bitter towards Trump going into the GOP Convention — leading many to stay at home. Here’s the list of the whiny Republicans who are going to skip out on the convention.
Donald Trump has said he wants to have a ‘showbiz’-filled Republican National Convention in Cleveland, but he’s also going to have to contend with a number of party no-shows.
Fox News is keeping tabs of the GOP’s who’s who who’ve decided against showing up at the Trump-led confab.
Most notably, every single living GOP presidential nominee, save for the 92-year-old Bob Dole, who plans to stop by the convention briefly to attend an event for his law firm, won’t attend.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, doesn’t plan to show up.
Out of the Republican party elders, he’s probably been the most vocally against Trump’s ascent, even giving a ‘state of the race’ speech in early March, where he referred to The Donald as a ‘phony’ and ‘fraud.’
The 2008 nominee, Sen. John McCain, also won’t come. McCain is locked in a tight re-election fight in a state filled with Hispanic voters. He’s been put in an awkward position with the party’s new standard bearer calling Mexicans ‘rapists’ and vowing to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Both Presidents Bush also won’t attend after Trump’s blistering primary campaign against former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the son of President George. H.W. Bush and brother of George W. Bush.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who’s also facing a tough re-election campaign, said she’ll be staying home.
‘I’ve got a lot of work to do in New Hampshire, I have my own re-election and I’m going to be focusing on my voters in New Hampshire,’ she told CNN.
Additionally, Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Roy Blunt, R-Mo. and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., don’t plan to come to Cleveland reported McClatchyDC.
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