Here’s A List Of The Top 11 Republicans Who Won’t Speak At The Trump Convention
There isn't exactly a massive demand from Republicans who want to speak at the Republican National Convention in July. That's due to their dissatisfaction with real estate mogul Donald Trump.
In fact, Politico contacted over 50 Republican governors, House members and senators to ascertain if they were open to speaking at the convention, and only a few expressed interest. Here are the top 11 Republicans who won't speak at the convention.
1. Mitt Romney. The 2012 GOP standard bearer has openly expressed his disgust with Trump and is planning to skip the convention.
2. The Bushes. The Bush family, like Romney, will not support Trump in November and won't attend the convention.
3. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Trump has said that he won't invite Cruz to speak at the convention unless he receives an endorsement from the senator. While under the rules Trump can't outright deny Cruz a speaking slot since Cruz won at least eight states in the primary, it seems unlikely Cruz will speak at the convention given his unwillingness to endorse Trump.
4. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R). The same standard for Cruz applies to Kasich, who has also refused to endorse Trump.
5. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Back in May, Graham announced that he will skip the convention.
6. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R). A spokesman for Haley said that she "has no plans" to speak.
7. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Gowdy has also said he's not attending the convention.
8. Rep. Mia Love (R-UT). Love said on Satuday that she does not see "any upsides to" attending the convention and hasn't officially endorsed Trump yet. She will be visiting Israel instead.
9. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). Cornyn's spokesman told Politico, "There are no plans for him to speak."
10. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). It would be a shock if Sasse even attended the convention given his scathing comments against Trump.
11. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Ayotte won't be attending the convention.