Former Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich made news this morning when he said a prominent Republican congressman would declare his support for former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday:
BLITZER: "Do you actually foresee a significant number of Republicans voting for Biden in November?"
KASICH: "Well, you're gonna have a prominent Congressman is gonna come out, and declare, let him do it, I think he's gonna do it tomorrow."
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) August 17, 2020
This would be pretty big news — a sitting GOP congressman endorsing Biden — if true. . .
But, it’s not true and Kasich later clarified what he really meant:
— Jamie Gangel (@jamiegangel) August 17, 2020
Ah. A “former” congressman. Everyone, stand down.
Kasich is set to speak on Monday:
The Democratic National Convention schedule is out.
Notable speakers by night:
M: Sanders, Cuomo, Whitmer, Kasich, Klobuchar, Michelle Obama.
T: Schumer, AOC, Bill Clinton, Jill Biden
W: Pelosi, HRC, Warren, the VP nom, Obama
Th: Booker, Newsom, Duckworth, Harris, Biden
— Dan Merica (@merica) August 11, 2020
But Dems aren’t happy about it:
From the new CBS poll of Democrats: Which of these people would you like to hear speak at the DNC?@AOC
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 16, 2020
A literal Republican, John Kasich, is going to get more speaking time at the DNC than every member of the squad combined
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) August 13, 2020
And this was BEFORE he embarrassed the campaign with the GOP congressman gaffe.