Kasich May Leave Republican Party

Oct 2, 2017

Ohio Governor John Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union” show that he might have to leave the Republican Party. Kasich’s latest move comes after Judge Roy Moore was nominated to represent the Republicans in a special election in December to fill the seat by Jeff Sessions. Kasich was asked what role the Republican Party should play in Roy Moore’s campaign. Kasich declined to support Moore’s claims on issues ranging from where Obama was born to whether Muslims should be allowed to serve in Congress. “I can tell you for me, I don’t support that. I couldn’t vote for that.” “I mean, those claims are — I mean, they’re ludicrous, and they’re divisive.” “If the party can’t be fixed . . . then I’m not going to be able to support the party, period, that’s the end of it.” Until Kasich decides to leave the GOP, he’s planning to to try to fix the party. “But I not only want the party to be straightened out I want the country to be straightened out.” Kasich’s threat to leave the Republican Party were welcomed by conservative commenters. “[Kasich] is a fraud, a RINO just pretending to hold conservative ideals.” “He’ll save us the trouble of primarying him. I wish all the RINOs would come out of the bushes like this.”