Which Prominent Republicans are Planning on Skipping the GOP Convention?

To say that this year’s presidential election has been a mess would be putting it mildly. There are issues on both sides of the aisle with wild-eyed socialist Bernie Sanders, who is hoping to become the Democrat nominee, and presumed GOP nominee Donald Trump both shouting that “the system is rigged.”

There is also division on both sides of the aisle with Sanders supporting the opponent of the DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schulz, and the #NeverTrump movement not going away, despite media reports to the contrary. While not much is being said about the divisiveness and party instability on the Left, much as been said about division on the right with numerous prominent Republicans announcing that they will not be attending the GOP convention in Cleveland in July.

Some have used the excuse of needing to campaign, others have not given any direct reason, and still others have specifically said their refusal to attend is because they do not support Donald Trump as the nominee.

So, just who are the Republicans who, thus far, have announced they will not be in attendance at the GOP convention, an event the Trump campaign has said will be the biggest reality show ever? Here is a list as of this moment as compiled by FOX News based upon statements made by each person or responses from their office.

Former President George W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush

2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain

2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney

2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Former Vice President Dick Cheney

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval

Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt

Will this list result in a Twitter targeting campaign by Donald Trump himself? Will any of these individuals change their minds as the convention gets closer?

Only time will tell.


About the Author

Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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