John Bolton has indicated that he will not vote for either major-party presidential candidate in the November election.
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Saturday, the former Trump national security adviser said he would not vote for his former boss, who he routinely criticizes, or his Democratic challenger but would instead write in “another Republican.”
When Wolf tried to get Bolton to endorse Biden, he responded: “I am not backing Biden, just to be clear. I’m going to write in the name of another Republican.”
John Bolton: "I'm not backing Biden… I'm going to write in the name of another Republican." pic.twitter.com/QUutLWtq0v
— The Hill (@thehill) October 11, 2020
Failing to tow the Democratic line and being vehemently anti-Trump caused some backlash online from Republicans (for months of criticizing Trump) and Democrats (for failing to endorse their candidate).
“John Bolton is [a] cowardly rat and deserves the Karma that is inevitably coming his way,” one user said, as BizPac Review highlighted.
Several others piled on criticism:
John Bolton is most unlikable person in Washington. https://t.co/EGoW8fcaYK
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) October 11, 2020
John Bolton has said about Trump:
– Did favors for dictators
– Gave 👍 to concentration camps
– Calls with foreign leaders were "near-death experience"
– Pro journalist execution
– Not fit for office
And yet, cannot take a side on reelect https://t.co/IK2JUUO2Am
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) October 11, 2020
If there's one positive outcome of the last four years, it's that now everyone hates John Bolton.
— Ace-o-aces (@aceoaces) October 11, 2020
John Bolton still and always will suck. Never forget that. https://t.co/493Iv3j5oh
— Leftist Jerkstore (@leftjerkstore) October 11, 2020
john bolton is a coward. pass it on.
— Danielle 🏳️🌈 (@DanielleForPA) October 11, 2020