The list is long and distinguished…and it’s growing. There may be different classifications of Republicans who aren’t voting for Trump, but they all have one thing in common – they believe he is unfit and unqualified for the presidency.
There had been rumors over the past two weeks, but today NBC News confirmed that Colin Powell will not be voting for Donald Trump, and will instead be voting for Hillary Clinton. Powell made the announcement today on Long Island.
The “types” of voters who consider themselves anti-Trump and will NOT vote for him include those who will vote for Hillary Clinton, those who are calling for him to immediately withdraw from the race, and those who will not endorse another candidate publicly. NBC has collated this list for us:
Republicans Voting for Hillary Clinton
- Sec. of State Colin Powell, confirming to NBC News that he will support Clinton
- Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)
Republicans calling for Donald Trump to drop out
- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk called Trump a “malignant clown — unprepared and unfit to be president of the United States.”
- South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the first member of GOP congressional leadership to call for Trump to step aside. (UPDATE: Thune said Tuesday he would still vote for Trump, telling reporters “He has a lot of work to do, I think, to win this election. But I’m certainly not going to vote for Hillary Clinton.”)
- Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who never supported Trump, is asking him to “step aside & let Mike Pence try.”
- Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, who had previously endorsed Trump, rejected his “disrespectful, profane and demeaning” behavior.
- Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who had already indicated he did not support Trump, dismissed him as “the distraction.“
- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who had very recently endorsed Trump, said“the time has come for Governor Pence to lead the ticket.”
- Utah Rep. Mia Love, who had yet to endorse Trump, said she “cannot vote for him” and that he should “step aside.”
- Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman said Trump should withdraw “for the good of the country.”
- Nevada Rep. Joe Heck, who is running for Nevada’s open Senate seat, withdrew his support for Trump, and said the “American people deserve better.”
- Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who has always been critical of Trump, said Trump is “wrong about his level of support” and needs to withdraw.
- Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock called Trump’s remarks “disgusting, vile, and disqualifying.”
- Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan said he “will support Governor Mike Pence for President.”
- Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who never backed Trump, said he needs to make the decision to step down.”I could not support his candidacy.”
- Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner called Trump’s “flaws … beyond mere moral shortcomings.”
- Alabama Rep. Martha Roby said Trump needs “to step aside and allow a responsible, respectable Republican to lead the ticket”
- Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner, who is withdrawing her support for Trump, said she must “condemn the predatory and reprehensible comments.”
- Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis asked to be withdrawn from his agriculture advisory committee and said Pence should be the nominee.
- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said “enough is enough.”
- Utah Rep. Chris Stewart said “I am willing to hold Mr. Trump accountable” and is asking Trump to step aside.
- Frmr GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Trump “does not represent me or my party.”
- Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who previously said he will vote for Trump, now said Mike Pence should be the Republican nominee.
- Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, who has refused to endorse Trump, said he needs to step down.
- Texas Rep. Will Hurd, who is in a tough re-election campaign and whose district includes a large swatch of the Mexico border, said Trump should step aside for“a true conservative” to step in.
- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam urged Trump to “step aside and let Gov. Mike Pence assume the role as the party’s nominee.”
- Frmr New York Gov. George Pataki said “Enough! He needs to step down.”
- Frmr Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said this is “enough” and Trump should “withdraw”
Republicans no longer voting for Donald Trump
- Arizona Senator John McCain is withdrawing his support for Trump, saying “Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump.” He said he’s going to write in South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
- New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte said she would write in Pence on her ballot.
- West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said the “appropriate next step may be for him to reexamine his candidacy.”
- Frmr Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who wasn’t supporting Trump before the tape,called Trump’s comments “reprehensible.”
- Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who formerly endorsed Trump, said “I can no longer support him” and “I will be voting for Mike Pence for President.”
- Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Trump has “forfeited the right to be our party’s nominee.”
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ex-2016 contender, said It’s clear that Trump “hasn’t changed and has no interest in doing so.”
- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said just a few hours after the damaging tape was released that Trump had lost his vote.
- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who previously endorsed Trump, said he will no longer vote for him.
- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he “can no longer support him as my party’s nominee.”
- Nevada Rep. Crescent Hardy said he “will no longer support the guy at the head of the ticket.”
- California Rep. Steve Knight, who never endorsed Trump, said his comments were “inexcusable” and that he “cannot support” him.
- Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who had endorsed Trump, became the first member of Congress to reverse course when he said Friday night he could no longer support the nominee.
- Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, who has never supported Trump, said the comments were “disturbing.”
- Florida Rep. Tom Rooney said he would fail his family if he supports Trump.
- California Rep. David G. Valadao called Trump’s behavior “disgusting” and said he will not support him.
- New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo said “I cannot support and will not vote for Donald Trump.“
- Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen, said Trump’s words are “disgusting and offensive.”
- Frmr Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty called Trump “unsound, uninformed, unhinged and unfit.”
- Frmr California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Republicans should put country over party.
- Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said “It’s time for self-reflection from Trump and GOP leaders.”
- New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, under Gov. Chris Christie, told NBC News, saying she “will not be voting for Donald Trump.”
Read the original story from NBC News here, and be sure to watch this Nightly News segment about the growing wave of Republicans against Trump.