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GOP Rep Refuses To Rule Out Voting For Clinton If Trump Is Nominated

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When asked about who he would vote for in November, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) said that while both Clinton and Trump are "flawed" candidates, he'd couldn't bring himself to vote for Trump.

“I think both Donald Trump and Mrs. Clinton are flawed candidates, if you look at the polls the majority of Americans have negative views on both of them,” Curbelo said. “So I am going to wait and see what happens on our side, but I have already said I will not support Mr. Trump, that is not a political decision that is a moral decision.”

While many have reported that Curbelo would not emphatically say that he would not vote for Clinton, Kim Romano, executive director of a woman’s clinic in Key West, took it a step further saying Curbelo told her during a recent meeting that given the choice between Trump and Clinton he would vote for Clinton.

Upon seeing the Facebook post, Curbelo clarified his comments.

“I told Kim, and Kim is a fantastic person and a good friend from Key West, is that a lot of Republicans, Republicans that I know would vote for Hillary Clinton, instead of Donald Trump," he said. "What I’ve said publicly over and over again to the media is I will not support Mr. Trump under any circumstances. That does not mean automatically supporting Hillary Clinton.”



Upon seeing the Facebook post, Curbelo clarified his comments.

“I told Kim, and Kim is a fantastic person and a good friend from Key West, is that a lot of Republicans, Republicans that I know would vote for Hillary Clinton, instead of Donald Trump," he said. "What I’ve said publicly over and over again to the media is I will not support Mr. Trump under any circumstances. That does not mean automatically supporting Hillary Clinton.”