Republican Congressman Don Bacon doesn’t intend to cast another vote for Donald Trump in the future. During an appearance with Meet the Press the Nebraska Republican said despite his support of Trump in the past, he plans to support a different nominee during the 2024 primary.
According to The Washington Examiner:
“We have to learn the lesson of ‘Why did we lose in 2020?’ It was the comportment and the temperament,” Bacon said. “And yes, a democracy respects elections. And our president should have respected the conclusion [in 2020], particularly when all the court cases were figured out.”
Chuck Todd then asked if he could imagine voting for Trump to which Bacon replied it was not his focus.
“Well, I’m going to focus on 2022, but no, I’ll be looking for other candidates,” Bacon noted. “We have a great slate of potential Republican presidents for 2024, and I look forward to being very involved and trying to get the right candidate nominated.”
When asked by Todd if he would support Trump if he was nominated, the Nebraska Republican seemed uncertain.
“You know, I’m reluctant to go there. But he’s not going to be my choice in the primary, that’s for sure.”
Trump has repeatedly hinted at launching another presidential campaign but has stopped short of making any official announcements. Many have speculated that Trump intends to use the 2022 midterms as a barometer of his remaining influence over the Republican Party and that his candidates’ successes– or failures will be a major determining factor leading to his decision to run.