House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, on his Facebook page Wednesday, declared that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the “worst major party candidates since 1856.”
That election featured Democrat James Buchanan and Republican John Fremont, in addition to Millard Fillmore, who was the American Party’s candidate. Buchanan, who is frequently considered one of if not the worst president the country has ever had, ended up winning the race.
The Tennessean talked with him further on the matter:
When reached Wednesday evening, McCormick, who was a delegate for Marco Rubio, said he hoped Trump would be able to “get it together.”
“He needs to back off the statements he’s made about veterans,” McCormick said, pointing to the real estate mogul’s criticism of former Republican presidential nominee John McCain and Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son was an Army captain killed in Iraq.
…Although McCormick cautioned that under no circumstances would he vote for Clinton, when asked what he would do in the event that Trump doesn’t fix his ways, the House leader said, “I will vote for Chuck Fleischmann for Congress and for myself for state rep, and I’m not sure how many other places there will be on the ballot.”