Massachusetts’ Republican Gov. Charlie Baker isn’t a hundred percent sure about who he will vote for in 20 days but, he’s sure he won’t be voting for his party leader Donald Trump.
In a statement on Wednesday Gov. Baker said he “cannot support Donald Trump for president” and will “leave the election analysis to the pundits.”
Last month, Trump attacked Gov. Baker in a tweet calling him a ‘Republican in name only’ after he criticized Trump for refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the election in November.
But, Trump’s attack of Gov. Baker, a moderate Republican will probably make him more popular than he already is in the deep blue state of Massachusetts. In fact, Gov. Baker has one of the highest approval ratings among governors in the country during the coronavirus pandemic.
Baker is one of several centrist Republicans across the country governing states that tend to vote Democratic, like Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, who said in August that he won’t vote for Trump, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, NBC News report.