Gov. Haslam calls on Trump to 'step aside' let Pence be nominee
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. AP photo
The following is a statement from Gov. Bill Haslam regarding Donald Trump and his presidential campaign:
“In the past I have expressed my concern with Donald Trump’s policy positions. Like many others, I have also objected to many of the things he has said during his campaign. Those concerns have kept me from endorsing him.
“I want to emphasize that character in our leaders does matter. None of us in elected office are perfect, but the decisions that are made in the Oval Office have too many consequences to ignore the behavior we have seen.
“It is time for the good of the nation and the Republican Party for Donald Trump to step aside and let Gov. Mike Pence assume the role as the party’s nominee. If he does not step aside, I will write in a Republican for the Office of President.
“Finally, I want to urge Republicans to vote. Now more than ever, who we elect to Congress and our state and local offices is critical to the future of this country and state that we love.”
Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-08-16 15:10:08 GMT
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