Chris Stewart and Jason Chaffetz, the two Republican congressmen from Utah who backed out on their endorsements for Donald Trump earlier this month, have announced that they will vote for the GOP’s presidential nominee.
According to the two representatives, they decided to support Trump after coming to the realization that Hillary Clinton is bad for the country.
Like in previous elections, Utah has always been a strong state for the Republican Party due to its deep conservative roots.
However, during the previous weeks, GOP members in the state have become divided regarding their support for Trump after the presidential hopeful became the center of controversies cooked up by the Democratic Party and Clinton’s camp.
Some of the officials who originally supported Trump but then backed out just a couple of weeks ago are Chaffetz and Stewart but within just over a week before the election. The two lawmakers decided they will cast their votes for the business mogul.
“I will not defend or endorse @realDonaldTrump, but I am voting for him” Chaffetz tweeted.
[Hillary Rodham Clinton] is that bad.
HRC is bad for the U.S.A.
As for Stewart, he noted that Clinton and Trump are the only two strong choices in this year’s presidential election.
He believes the other nominees including Evan McMullin, Darrell Castle, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson do not have enough supporters to get elected into office.
“Compared to Clinton, Stewart stated that Trump is the better candidate.
At the end of the day, our choices are Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump,” he said.
according to Desert News. These other candidates are just not going to win. There really is a binary choice, and given that choice, it’s very clear to me what is better for our country.
The change in Stewart and Chaffetz’s decisions came after Trump’s running mate Mike Pence visited Utah earlier this week for his party’s campaign rally. During the event, he called on undecided Republican voters to ‚come home and show solid support for Trump in order to keep Clinton out of the White House.