Former Attorney General Bill Barr expressed his strong opposition to Donald Trump’s potential nomination for the 2024 GOP candidacy, telling ABC News that he will not endorse Trump and that he will jump off a bridge if the twice-impeached former president wins the Republican 2024 nomination.
“I’ll jump off that bridge when I get to it,” Barr said when asked about his potential vote in a general election between Trump and President Joe Biden.
According to a recent report, only four of the former Cabinet members of ex-President Donald Trump publicly stated their support for his re-election bid in 2024. Some former officials actively oppose Trump’s campaign, and others have refrained from commenting on his efforts.
Among those supporting Trump’s re-election are former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Mark Meadows (his final Chief of Staff), former budget chief Russell Vought, and former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
On the other hand, some former officials, like Mick Mulvaney, who once served as Chief of Staff, are working to support another GOP candidate, believing that Trump may not be the strongest contender against President Biden.
“If anyone can lose to Joe Biden, it would be him,” For instance, Mulvaney has said.
Several prominent figures who served in Trump’s administration, such as Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper, Pat Shanahan, John Kelly, and Joseph Maguire, have not yet endorsed Trump for the 2024 nomination.
In the ongoing GOP primary race, Trump is leading the polls with over 50 percent, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with less than 20 percent. Other candidates, including former Vice President Mike Pence and former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, are also running in the primary.
While Trump’s opponents in the primary have little chance of beating him, the polls consistently show him ahead of the field by at least 30 percent, with DeSantis being the closest competitor.