Md.’s GOP governor says he doesn’t plan to vote for Trump
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he will not vote for his party’s presumptive presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
The governor was visiting Prince George’s County, east of Washington, when he was asked about voting for Trump.
He replied, “No, I don’t plan to,” The Washington Post reported. Hogan elaborated: “I guess when I get behind the curtain I’ll have to figure it out. Maybe write someone in. I’m not sure.”
Hogan had endorsed and campaigned for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to be the GOP’s presidential nominee. But when a reporter asked Hogan if he would support Trump if he puts Christie on the ticket, Hogan said no.
Hogan has made no secret of his disdain for Trump, and has said repeatedly he won’t attend next month’s Republican National Convention.
In March, Rep. John Delaney, a Democrat, sent a truck with a large sign on it to drive around the statehouse, demanding Hogan say whether he supported Trump.
Earlier this month, Hogan was asked about the presumptive GOP nominee three times at a news conference. He replied, “I’m not interested in talking about Donald Trump any further.”
Hogan is a Republican governor in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.
The Maryland Democratic Party said in a statement Wednesday: “Not voting for Trump doesn’t go far enough. Marylanders deserve a governor who will speak out forcefully against Trump’s hate and bigotry.”