As the general election shifts into high gear, a pair of Republican governors and a 15-term representative this week voiced their frustrations with the party’s presumptive presidential nominee and have decided they cannot get onboard the Trump train.
Fred Upton, R-Mich., joins Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and also Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran for president against Donald Trump.
This pushback comes as the presumptive Republican nominee marks the one-year anniversary of the start of his remarkable and unconventional candidacy, and as the GOP is at yet another crossroads as to how to maintain party unity with him at the top of the ticket. Meanwhile, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is launching an eight-figure, multi-battleground state campaign ad blitz.
On Thursday The Detroit News reported that Upton had said he was going to “stay in my lane,” adding that neither Trump nor Clinton should expect his support.