Who thought this day would come?
(Yeah, yeah, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough and no one else.)
Still, in a shocking twist, a bunch of conservative journalists are formally declaring that they won’t be voting for Donald Trump this November. Trump crushed his opponents in the Indiana primary Tuesday and became the presumptive GOP nominee.
Team Clinton issued a release naming the journalists, calling them “prominent conservatives.” Some don’t say they’re specifically voting for Hillary as much as they are never voting for Trump.
Daily Caller editor Jamie Weinstein: “If it’s Trump-Hillary with no serious third party option in the fall, as hard as it is for me to believe I am actually writing these words, there is just no question: I’d take a Tums and cast my ballot for Hillary — and I suspect so would many other life-long conservatives, whether they are willing to admit it now or not.”
The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes: “This is what political division looks like. Trump’s claim to be a unifier is not just specious, it’s absurd. This casual dishonesty is a feature of his campaign. And it’s one of many reasons so many Republicans and conservatives oppose Trump and will never support his candidacy. I’m one of them.”
RedState editor Ben Howe: “#ImWithHer”
Conservative blogger Erick Erickson: “Reporters writing about the “Stop Trump” effort get it wrong. It’s ‘Never Trump’ as in come hell or high water we will never vote for Trump.”
Fox News’ Steve Deace: “Apparently @secupp has a #NeverTrump list to see who keeps their word to the end. You can sign my name in blood.”
Townhall editor Guy Benson: “Much to my deep chagrin (& astonishment ~8 months ago), for the 1st time in my life, I will not support the GOP nominee for president.”
DailyWire editor Ben Shapiro: “Really? #Nevertrump. Pretty easy.”
Editor at RedState, Dan McLaughlin: “For the first time since turning 18, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President.”
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard: “Donald Trump should not be president of the United States. The Wall Street Journal cannot bring itself to say that. We can say it, we do say it, and we are proud to act accordingly.”
Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein: “I have officially de-registered as a Republican.”
Hypeline News’ Kyle Foley: “I’m willing, if need be, to vote Hillary. That’s how strong my disdain is for Trump #NeverTrump”
Please send The Mirror names of other conservative journalists who plan to vote for Hillary Clinton. Send to Betsy@DailyCaller.com.