Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush, said he plans to vote for President Donald Trump in November.
Bush said he will cast a ballot for President Trump as he did it in 2016 and confirmed that he plans to formally endorse the incumbent.
“President Trump is the only thing standing between America and socialism,” Bush said in a statement to The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, June 9.
“Even in a global pandemic where we have had to take unprecedented measures to protect public health, the economy is already returning.” he added. “It’s clear, America and Texas will continue to be stronger than ever.”
The announcement from the younger Bush came after former President George W. Bush’s spokesman pushed back on a New York Times report saying Bush won’t vote for President Trump in 2020.
Citing sources familiar with the former president’s thinking, The Times reported Bush wouldn’t back President Trump’s re-election while Jeb Bush isn’t sure how he’ll vote.
“This is completely made up,” Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said. “He is retired from presidential politics and has not indicated how he will vote.”
President Trump criticized George W. Bush for being “nowhere to be found in speaking up against” the impeachment he faced earlier this year.
.@PeteHegseth “Oh bye the way, I appreciate the message from former President Bush, but where was he during Impeachment calling for putting partisanship aside.” @foxandfriends He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2020
Romney, who has been a vocal critic of the president and voted in favor of one of the articles of impeachment in the Senate’s trial, declined to say who he will support for president in 2020.
“I’m not going to be describing who I’ll be voting for, I don’t imagine,” said Romney. “My plan is to stay quiet on that.”
Still, President Trump enjoys the support from majority of the Republican Party.
96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2020