Jeb Bush revealed in a Facebook post on Friday afternoon that party loyalty with establishment figures is a one-way street.
The former Florida Governor wrote on Facebook that he is planning on breaking the loyalty pledge he signed in South Carolina and breaking his promise to Republican voters he made in several debates stating he would vote for whoever won the GOP nomination.
“Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character,” Bush wrote on Facebook. “He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.”
That doesn’t mean Bush intends to support the woman whose husband robbed his father of a second term.
“Hillary Clinton has proven to be an untrustworthy liberal politician who, if elected,” he continued. “Would present a third term of the disastrous foreign and economic policy agenda of Barack Obama.”
Ironically, he doesn’t think it would be that bad, because he’s promoting Republicans of fleeing the party and ensuring she will win the presidency.
“In November, I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but I will support principled conservatives at the state and federal levels, just as I have done my entire life,” Bush said. “For Republicans, there is no greater priority than ensuring we keep control of both chambers of Congress. I look forward to working hard for great conservatives in the Senate and House in the coming months.”
Bush at one time mocked Trump for hesitating on signing the loyalty pledge, stating that he unlike the Republican frontrunner had been loyal to the party since 1972.
This kind of double speak by politicians who say one thing and do another is the reason Republicans don’t trust their own party. People like Bush are the reason Trump is the nominee.