Some former Republican Presidential candidates are “sore losers.”
So said former Republican Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, in an interview Monday morning following a speaking engagement at a GOP breakfast.
It’s no secret that many of them are doing so because Donald Trump is the nominee.
Jeb Bush is skipping the convention, as is the entire Bush family. Jeb says he’s working in his office in Miami, but what could he be doing that he couldn’t either take it with him or leave until he returned?
(Perhaps he should talk to Hillary about using mobile devices. She seems to be good at it…)
Ohio Governor John Kasich is in Cleveland and making the rounds but he is not speaking at the convention nor is he endorsing the Republican nominee.
Marco Rubio is in Florida speaking about toxic algae that is growing in some Florida waterways. He is said to be delivering a recorded message later in the week.
John McCain, who has publicly endorsed Trump, is in Arizona working on his re-election campaign. That’s probably a good thing for both McCain and Trump.
Mitt Romney is at home with his family for their annual summer gathering. At least he’s not at the convention trying to overthrow Trump.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is at the convention but declined a request to speak.
In a Monday morning ABC interview, the ever outspoken Gingrich said the Bushes “are behaving childishly” and said they should “get over it.”
“You have a handful of people who are sort of sore losers,” Gingrich said. “Jeb Bush lost so the family doesn’t want to show up.”
He also criticized former governor George Pataki and Governor Kasich for not attending.
“It’s amazing how many of these folks that John Kasich lost,” he told reporters Monday. “It’s amazing, I’ve never seen so many bad losers. I’m not impressed.”
The Republican party is more divided than ever. But it’s not Trump’s fault. It is the fault of establishment Republicans who are afraid of being pushed out of their comfort zones if Trump gets elected. They’re afraid of Trump’s honesty about who they are.
I can’t help but wonder if, after Trump becomes President, establishment Republicans will be demanding safe spaces in Washington…?