Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz withdrew his endorsement of Donald Trump when the Republican nominee’s open-mic 2005 comments about women came to light, saying, “I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.”
But now the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, an individual who promises to be a thorn in Hillary Clinton’s side for the next several years whether she wins or loses this election, plans to vote for Trump after all.
Because Hillary is indeed “that bad.”
But don’t call it an endorsement.
I will not defend or endorse @realDonaldTrump, but I am voting for him. HRC is that bad. HRC is bad for the USA.
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 27, 2016
Oh, but the anti-Trump brigade didn’t like it one bit, and were quick to express their displeasure via Twitter:
I understand Republicans like @jasoninthehouse lack personal principles and are living in terror. But, like, why can't they just keep quiet?
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 27, 2016
— ?Joel? (@JoelNihlean) October 27, 2016
.@jasoninthehouse remember when you said trump's comments were "some of the most abhorrent+offensive comments that u can possibly imagine"?
— Marisa Kabas (@MarisaKabas) October 27, 2016
@jasoninthehouse Announcing you’re voting for him = endorsement. This shows women’s issues are about as important to you as a news cycle.
— Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) October 27, 2016
Play with words all you want; if you vote for Trump & encourage others to, you are endorsing him. He's on you.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) October 27, 2016
But Chaffettz did get plenty of support as well!
— Yarnie 🌹 (@TweetingYarnie) October 27, 2016
Good.. he needs to help Trump get Utah..
— Tamara Lynn (@Tamaralynn212) October 27, 2016
— Deplorable David (@LuckoftheDraw17) October 27, 2016
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