Not only was John Kasich a punch line during the campaign, as he failed to win anything relevant aside from Ohio, but he is now being removed from the Republican Party. This comes after Kasich admitted that he skipped the convention to hurt the republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
For the first time Friday, John Kasich depicted his boycott of the Republican National Convention last month in Cleveland as a direct slap at Donald Trump.
“All throughout this (campaign), anybody can say, OK, you know, Trump said this, you say that, why don’t you slug him over the head?” the Ohio governor told CNN in an interview at the Governor’s Residence in Bexley.
“Look, my actions have spoken louder than any words.”
When asked if meant not endorsing Trump, Kasich replied, “And think about this: I want to know when anybody had a convention in their state, when they were the governor, who didn’t go in the convention hall?”
Earlier in the interview, Kasich was asked why he stayed outside.
“I think it’s about manners. You know, if I wasn’t prepared to go there and get up and endorse a nominee, I just thought it was inappropriate to go into that convention hall.”
Kasich supporters hailed his decision as a smart move after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was essentially booed off the stage after he spoke at the convention but did not endorse Trump.
Two resolutions were scheduled to have been presented at a Board of Control meeting from Cleveland’s division of public safety. Those resolutions delineate the official event zone, the official parade route and the official speaker’s platform during the convention in July.
Though the contours and boundaries of the downtown “secure zone” have not yet been announced by the secret service, the announcement of protest information was in an effort to accommodate groups intending to demonstrate.
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