The Republican party is undergoing a civil war. Some are supporting Donald Trump as their party’s nominee; some are refusing to. See some prominent names on both sides of the divide after the jump.
I can understand Trump supporters. I can understand voting for him reluctantly as the lesser of two evils. But I can’t understand how Republicans who, just weeks ago, thundered about how bad he is, are now saying they support him, just because he has sewn up the nomination. Is it more important to stand on your principles or to support a political party no matter what? (For example, what if Hillary Clinton ran as a Republican and took enough Independents and crossovers to win? Would they support her, even though she doesn’t uphold what Republicans believe? I guess they would.)
These Republican leaders who first opposed Trump but who are now jumping on his bandwagon, ironically, are evidence of what Trump has been saying about how corrupt the Republican establishment is. But now, Trump is the candidate of that Republican establishment.
Anyway, check out the lists.