Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) said in a radio interview broadcast Sunday that he was unsure whether he would vote for Donald Trump in the general election, should the GOP frontrunner secure the party’s nomination.
“So, I’m gonna tell you something you rarely hear in elected official say, I don’t know,” Jolly said in the interview on New York’s AM970, first flagged by BuzzFeed News. “I truly don’t know.”
Jolly, who is running in the crowded GOP primary to replace Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), showed some hesitation when asked how he planned to vote in November.
“And here’s why, if you’re asking me in April my position on Donald Trump in November, I don’t know what Donald Trump is going to be standing for in November,” Jolly said. “And so I’m certainly not going to take a position five or six months out. You know when Donald Trump made his call to ban all Muslims, I went to the House floor and called on him to drop out of the race.”
Jolly went on to say he had “strong reservations” about some of Trump’s policies on national security, adding that he also has “strong disagreements” with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on foreign policy.
“So, I think like a lot of Americans, we are gonna to have to begin to spend the summer studying the candidates and decide who’s best for the future of the country,” he said.
Jolly made headlines recently when he called for a hearing and a vote for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. In the radio interview, he said he hoped the Republican Party could find a leader to “alter some of the course” that Obama’s presidency had taken, but he was unsure if Trump was that person.
Listen below via Buzzfeed: