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ICYMI: While Republicans flee, Zinke “doubling down” on Trump support

 

Every day more and more Republicans are abandoning their Presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Congressman Ryan Zinke is “doubling down” on his support for a divisive and reckless Presidential candidate.

While Congressman Zinke continues to support Trump and ignore Montanans, the list of his Republican colleagues refusing to support Trump keeps growing: 

Rep. Justin Amash, Mich.
Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Fla. 
Rep. Bob Dold, Ill.
Rep. Charlie Dent, Pa.
Rep. Mark Sanford, S.C.
Rep. Richard Hanna, N.Y.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Ill.
Rep. Scott Rigell, Va.
Rep. Reid Ribble, Wisc.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Fla.
Rep. David Valadao, Calif.

In addition to Congressman Zinke’s colleagues in the House of Representatives, the following Republicans currently in office have also declined or revoked their endorsement of Trump.

Sen. Susan Collins, Maine
Sen. Lindsey Graham, S.C.
Sen. Mark Kirk, Ill.
Sen. Ben Sasse, Neb.
Gov. Charlie Baker, Mass.
Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland
Danny Jones, mayor of Charleston, W. Va.
Tomás Regalado, mayor of Miami
Iowa state Sen. David Johnson
Wisconsin State Rep. Jim Steineke

Several former Republican elected officials  and Presidential candidates have also said “no” to Trump, including Zinke’s former Gov. Marc Racicot.

Sen. Norm Coleman, Minn.
Sen. Gordon Humphrey, N.H.
Sen. Larry Pressler, S.D.
Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine
Rep. Mary Bono, Calif.
Rep. Tom Campbell, Calif.
Rep. Bob Inglis, S.C.
Rep. Connie Morella, Md.
Rep. Ron Paul, Texas
Rep. Chris Shays, Conn.
Rep. J.C. Watts, Okla.
Rep. Vin Weber, Minn.
Gov. Jeb Bush, Fla.
Gov. Marc Racicot, Mont.
Gov. Arne Carlson, Minn. 
Gov. William Milliken, Mich. 
Gov. George Pataki, N.Y.
Gov. Tom Ridge, Pa.
Gov. Mitt Romney, Mass.
Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, N.J.
Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, Mass.
Assemblyman Jim Cunneen, Calif.
State Senator Joyce Mulliken, Wash.

Former Republican administrators, many of whom were involved in national security and foreign affairs while Zinke was a Navy SEAL have also said "no" to Trump.

Donald B. Ayer, deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush
Linda Chavez, White House director of public liaison under President Reagan
Carlos Gutierrez, Commerce secretary under President George W. Bush
Jamie Brown Hantman, special assistant for legislative affairs for President George W. Bush
Carla A. Hills, U.S. trade representative under President George H.W. Bush
Ted Kassinger, deputy secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush
Frank Lavin, aide to President Ronald Reagan
Stephanie Smith Lee, former director of the Office of Special Education Programs - Department of Education under President George W. Bush
Peter Lichtenbaum, assistant secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush
Greg Mankiw, chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers
Robert McCallum, associate attorney general under President George W. Bush
David Ross Meyers, aide to President George W. Bush
Hank Paulson, Treasury secretary under President George W. Bush
Dan Price, deputy national security adviser under President George W. Bush
William Reilly, EPA administrator under President George H. W. Bush 
Paul Rosenzweig, deputy assistant secretary of Homeland Security
William Ruckelshaus, EPA administrator under Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan
Larry D. Thompson, deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush
John Veroneau — Former deputy U.S. trade representative under President George W. Bush
Lezlee Westine, White House director of public liaison under President George W. Bush
Ken Adelman, arms control director for President Ronald Reagan
Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of State under President George W. Bush
John B. Bellinger III, legal adviser to the State Department and National Security Council under President George W. Bush
Robert Blackwill, former National Security Council deputy for Iraq
Max Boot, former foreign policy adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.)
Michael Chertoff, secretary of Homeland Security under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama
Eliot Cohen, former George W. Bush official
Patrick Cronin, assistant administrator for policy at USAID under President George W. Bush
Eric S. Edelman, national security adviser under Vice President Dick Cheney
Gary Edson, deputy national security and national economic adviser under President George W. Bush
Richard Falkenrath, deputy Homeland Security adviser under President George W. Bush
Peter Feaver, National Security Council adviser under President George W. Bush
Richard Fontaine, associate director of the National Security Council’s Near Eastern affairs under President George W. Bush
Jendayi Frazer, assistant secretary of State for African Affairs under President George W. Bush
Aaron Friedberg, deputy assistant for national security affairs under Vice President Dick Cheney
Reuel Marc Gerecht, former CIA operative
Robert Gates, former Defense secretary
David Gordon, director of policy planning at the State Department under President George W. Bush
Michael Green, former member of the National Security Council
Alan Goldsmith, former staffer at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Brian Gunderson, chief of staff at the State Department under President George W. Bush
Paul Haenle, former director for China and Taiwan on the National Security Council under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama
Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA
John Hillen, assistant secretary of State for political-military affairs under President George W. Bush
William Inboden, senior director for strategic planning at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush
James Jeffrey, strategist on former President George W. Bush’s National Security Council
Reuben Jeffery III, former undersecretary of State under President George W. Bush
Robert Kagan, former official under President Ronald Reagan
David Kramer, assistant secretary of State under President George W. Bush
James Langdon, chairman of President George W. Bush’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
Mary Beth Long, assistant secretary of Defense for international security affairs under President George W. Bush
Clay Lowery, director of international finance for the National Security Council and assistant Treasury secretary for international affairs under President George W. Bush
Peter Mansoor, former aide to former CIA Director David Petraeus
Richard Miles, director for North America at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush
Andrew Natsios, former administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
John Negroponte, deputy secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush
John Noonan, national security adviser for Jeb Bush
Meghan O’Sullivan, former deputy national security adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan
Tom Ridge, secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush
Nicholas Rostow, formal legal adviser to the National Security Council
Kori Schake, former director on the National Security Council under President George W. Bush
Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser
Kristen Silverberg, ambassador to the European Union under President George W. Bush
Stephen Slick, former National Security Council official under President George W. Bush
William H. Taft IV, former deputy secretary of Defense and NATO ambassador under President Ronald Reagan
Shirin R. Tahir—Kheli — former ambassador under President George W. Bush
William Tobey — National Security Council member under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush
Daniel P. Vajdich, former national security adviser to Sen. Ted CruzTexas
Matthew Waxman — former deputy assistant secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush
Kenneth Weinstein, former assistant on Homeland Security & Counterterrorism under President George W. Bush
Roger Zakheim, former deputy assistant secretary of Defense
Philip D. Zelikow, former counselor to the State Department
Robert B. Zoellick, former deputy secretary of State under President George W. Bush
Dov Zakheim, former undersecretary of Defense under President George W. Bush

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