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Republican Senator Todd Young Declares He Will Not Vote For Trump In November

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U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has announced that he will not be voting for former President Donald Trump in the upcoming November election.

“Principled conservatives need to incentivize our party to nominate somebody that principled conservatives can believe in. I’m tired of having my vote taken for granted,” the Indiana Republican announced on Wednesday night. 

The Washington Examiner’s Emily Jacobs reports:

Young split from the former president after he refused to accept the results of the 2020 election, though he voted against impeachment. He pledged not to vote for Trump again in 2023 over his conciliatory tone toward Russian President Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine and has remained undeterred by the wave of endorsements from his GOP colleagues.

Young said it was fair for people to ask if abstaining from casting a vote in November would “reward one person at the expense of the other,” adding, “My response is, at some point, principled conservatives need to incentivize our party, the Republican Party, to nominate somebody that principled conservatives can actually believe in.”

“Stated differently, I’m tired of having my vote taken for granted,” he explained. “I think a lot of Hoosiers are.”

Young and his colleagues who don’t support Trump have faced increasing questions about their respective plans for November as the former president became their party’s nominee. 

Former Vice President Mike Pence said last week that he could not endorse Trump “in this campaign,” citing his conscience. 

“I won’t be voting for Biden. I also won’t be voting for Trump,” Young told an Indiana reporter, echoing Pence’s announcement to Fox News’ Martha MacCallum. “So, does that mean I leave it blank? Does that mean I identify another conservative who’s almost certain not to be the next president of the United States and write them in? I haven’t decided that, and I think that’s a largely unimportant point. I don’t know who goes in that line, if anyone.” 

According to FiveThirtyEight, as of January 2021, Young supported the Trump administration’s legislative position 82.2% of the time.

This article originally appeared on American Liberty News. Republished with permission.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Two liberal leftwing socialist/communist Woke Democrats acting like Republicans both from a state where people little have more to do than sick on their front porches watching the grass grow or making their moonshine in the southern half. Pence claims to be a born-again Christian and he is no more one than a peanut butter sandwich. He tries to cover up for the approximately 300 parents (before he became governor) who registered complaints of usual activities with children and teen boys. They all seemed to be “bought off” or ignored.

  2. Not REPUBLICAN, RINO traitor complicit domestic enemy shitbag. Noose ready. TRUMPS ENEMIES ARE OUR ENEMIES. THRY ARE CONSTITUTION HATERS, SEX TRAFFICKERS and TAX MONEY LAUNDERERS, THIS POS PROBABLY PEDO TOO.

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