Vermont’s Popular GOP Governor Phil Scott: I Won’t be Voting for Trump
Other than Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse and sometimes congresspeople like Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, the GOP is in the thrall of President Trump. Whether they agree with him or not, Republicans are almost always resistent to criticizing the president in any way.
Governors have tended to be a different story. Maryland’s GOP leader Larry Hogan shredded Trump over his coronavirus response. Vermont’s Phil Scott has also been more than willing to call the President out. And today, Scott told reporters that he would not be voting for Trump in 2020.
Scott explained that he’s been, “quite adamant in not supporting the president.” He continued, “I won’t be voting for President Trump.”
The governor was then asked who he would be voting for. “I have not decided at this point whether to cast a vote for former Vice President Biden,” he replied. “But it’s something that I would consider. I just haven’t made that decision at this point.”
Scott has a history of calling out Trump. He supported the effort to remove the President from office earlier this year. He told reporters in February:
“I believe that the president abused his powers. It’s hard, in some respects for me, because I’m not a supporter. I didn’t vote for the president, and I don’t believe that he should be in office. I think it’s for the voters to decide in November whether he should continue in that role.”