Democrats and liberals in the mainstream media have been all too giddy to point out dissent in the GOP, spotlighting every Republican they can find who refuses to support their nominee, Donald Trump.
Will they do the same when a Democrat candidate voices their refusal to support Hillary Clinton?
We’re about to find out.
Jim Justice, a billionaire and gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia has done just that saying “I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton.”
Honestly, it’s hard to imagine that anyone with a conscience could support Clinton. Still, it’s a rare situation when a Democrat falls out of line.
Billionaire and West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice said even though he’s running as a Democrat, he just can’t support the Democratic nominee.
It’s strange for politicians to distance themselves from their party’s nominee — especially one with as large an advantage in the polls as Hillary Clinton. But given her unpopularity in coal country, it shouldn’t be unexpected.
“I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton, and the reason I can’t be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different ways,” Justice said in a radio interview.
Earlier this campaign season, Clinton shocked voters in coal-rich states such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, when she vowed to put coal miners out of business.
At a roundtable forum later in the year, a teary-eyed coal miner confronted Clinton with a picture of his kids that he could no longer provide for because the Obama administration had killed his job in the industry.
“I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of, out of jobs, and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend, because those people out there don’t see you as a friend,” the father said to Clinton.
Clinton has no interest in being a friend to the coal industry, which is why Justice feels he can not support her. In fact, she will be a third term in President Obama’s war on coal. Her remarks on putting ‘coal miners out of business’ echo those of the President, who claimed his strict regulations on the coal industry would cause electricity rates to “necessarily skyrocket”and whose climate adviser claimed “a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.”