Washington Post columnist George Will announced Friday during a speech at a Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies function in Washington, D.C., he has abandoned the the Grand Old Party (GOP).
Having switched his party registration in Maryland from Republican to “unaffiliated” after Paul Ryan’s endorsement of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, Will encouraged conservatives to reject the GOP candidate in November.
“This is not my party,” Will told the audience at the Washington, D.C., Lawyers Chapter Luncheon.
Will later added he believes a Trump White House with no opposition from a GOP-led Congress would be worse for the country than a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Confessing to PJ Media it is “too late” to find an alternative to mount a challenge to the New York businessman’s likely nomination, Will said:
“Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House.”
Despite his fervent anti-Trump stance, Mr. Will does not seem to have a presidential candidate to support in 2016. “I just know who I won’t be voting for,” he said.
A long-time Trump hater, Will wrote a Washington Post op-ed in April entitled, “If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House.”
The New York real-estate mogul responded in kind, calling Will “a major loser”.
It looks like George Will and those of his political ilk have lost and won’t be winning again anytime soon.
[PJ Media] [Washington Post]