Republican congressman Rep. Ken Buck (Colo.) signalled in an interview on Tuesday that he will not support Donald Trump’s re-election bid in 2024 if he’s found guilty in the classified documents probe.
Trump was indicted last week on 37 counts including willful retention of classified documents to obstruction charges in connection with the investigation into whether he mishandled classified documents after leaving office.
In an interview with CNN, Buck said he would not “feel comfortable” supporting someone who has been convicted of a felony for president and used Trump’s own attacks from 2016 when he ran against Hillary Clinton against him.
“I would not feel comfortable with a convicted felon in the White House, so we’ll see how the case plays out. And we’ll see how the evidence is presented and what the defenses are,” Buck said.
“But let’s just look at Donald Trump’s words in 2016. He said that Hillary Clinton was unfit for the White House because of the way she handled classified information. He said she wasn’t even able to have a low-level State Department job because of the way she handled information. I think his words have set the standard that America will look at in determining whether he is fit for president,” Buck added.