Another day and more Republicans are backing off tossing their support to their presumptive nominee Donald Trump. This time it’s the two GOP senators from very red Tennessee.
Sen. Bob Corker said that Trump’s speech following the Orlando mass shooting “wasn’t the type of speech one would expect” from a presidential candidate.
“In an effort to be constructive, I have offered public encouragement at important times, but I must admit that I am personally discouraged by the results,” said Corker.
Corker has been widely mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick for Trump.
Meanwhile his colleague Sen. Lamar Alexander, a former presidential candidate himself, says he will not back Trump until the convention officially makes him the nominee. A nomination that some Republicans believe can still be prevented.
In March, Alexander told reporters, “I think nominating Trump would be a mistake.”
Tennessee is considered a “must win” for Republicans on their road map to 270 electoral votes.