Republican Ga. Rep.: ‘Trump Is Going To Be Our Candidate’


Republican Ga. Rep.: ‘Trump Is Going To Be Our Candidate’

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 5, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: Donald Trump became the apparent presidential nominee for the Republican party following Tuesday night's win in Indiana. Although Trump won Georgia in the state's primary earlier this year, there had been some talk among GOP delegates of backing a different candidate at the GOP convention.

However, Georgia congressman Lynn Westmoreland has a message for his fellow Republicans: "Like it or not, Donald Trump is going to be our candidate."

Westmoreland, who is not running for re-election, previously supported Sen. Marco Rubio's bid for the White House, but now he's behind the billionaire businessman.

“It’s either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton,” Westmoreland said in an interview. "And if they want four more years of Barack Obama, stay at home and don’t vote, but don’t complain about Hillary Clinton."

Dr. Kerwin Swint, political science professor at Kennesaw State University, says he believes many others in the Peach State will also support Trump:

“Republicans in Georgia as well as other states have come to the realization that you can’t stop Trump. He’s going to be the nominee. And if you really want to do something about Hillary Clinton being president, you really have no choice but to get behind Trump.”


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