Southwest Missouri U.S. Congressman Billy Long tells KZRG radio in Joplin it’s unacceptable that some of his Republican colleagues aren’t supporting presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“I mean there’s a difference in not supporting him and not voting for him and a lot of them are taking it to the nth degree trying to save their own hide,” says Long. “It’s ridiculous to me. No one congressman is that important, myself included.”
Long says the only ones that can beat Trump are Republicans, not Democrats.
“It looks like Paul Ryan and everyone else is going to prove me right, if Trump does go down in the election. A lot of it or most of it will be related to the defeat of Republicans bailing on him and not wanting him.”
A video released this month of Trump making derogatory comments in 2005 about women, has prompted several Republicans to revoke their support for Trump, including eastern Missouri GOP Congresswoman Ann Wagner.
Trump faces Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8th general election.