Stating that he’s fine with Utah and Wisconsin being the “designated drivers for the Republican Party,” leading Wisconsin conservative radio host Charlie Sykes announced on Thursday that he would be writing in Independent conservative presidential candidate Evan McMullin on November 8.
“I would actually like to be able to wake up on November 9, to look myself in the mirror,” Sykes, who was influential in Ted Cruz’s Wisconsin victory in the GOP primary, said in an interview on MSNBC.
“I can’t get myself to vote for Donald Trump,” Sykes announced. “I think he’s unfit temperamentally in terms of character and judgment. I’m a conservative — I’m not going to vote for Hillary Clinton and I think that Evan McMullin has shown himself [to be] a worthwhile alternative for people who just do not want to vote for the lesser of two evils.”
Charlie Sykes, who will be retiring from his radio show at the end of the year after more than two decades on the air, said that he’s old enough to remember when the Republican Party cared about electing principled officials and when they “actually wanted to vote for somebody who was a small government constitutional conservative.”
Charlie Sykes rose to the national spotlight after a March interview with Donald Trump where he called out the bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor for disparaging Ted Cruz’s wife looks on Twitter.