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Pennsylvania College Republicans Chair Urges PSU Leaders To Step Down After They Refuse To Endorse Trump

The leader of the Pennsylvania College Republicans was not happy with Happy Valley this week as last Thursday, the Penn State College Republicans announced that they will not endorse Trump for the presidency this November.

The Pennsylvania College Republicans chair, Zach Bartman, has condemned their actions saying, “If members of chapter leadership teams cannot support the nominee, we ask that you step down in exchange for leadership that can wholeheartedly support our presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, and candidates of all other levels [of] PA government…We have a responsibility to voters, and if we want to maintain this party, we must respect them.”

To clarify, the PSU College Republicans stated in their press release last Thursday that they would be focusing on helping Republicans maintain their congressional majority and help candidates win state races, so they are not abandoning the Grand Old Party as it may seem, they are only disavowing Trump.

Penn State is joined by the College Republicans of Harvard in actively refusing to endorse Trump.

Bartman wrote in his letter that, “No person can completely identify with all the positions held by either the candidate or the platform, but our responsibility as College Republicans is to support the candidate nominated by the Republican Party.”

“His policy views, however,” the PSU CR’s press release last Thursday read, “certainly must have had an impact on our memberships view of his candidacy, otherwise there would not have been such a large percentage of the membership against endorsing him.”

The letter released by the PSU College Republicans stated: “One such policy proposal may have been when Donald Trump stated that he would consider ordering the military to commit to killing the families and associates of suspected terrorists, this would be a policy that doesn’t fall in line with Republican, American, or Penn State values. Another might be the fact that he has consistently flipped his stances on nearly every topic, with the exception of his stance on forcing Mexico to build a wall that he says ‘they will pay for.”

Bartman rejected the method by which the group used to vote on whether to support Trump or not, claiming that not all members voted and that the poll was sent in an email and only available for twelve hours.

Luckily for every American, including those in the Penn State College Republicans, you can vote for whomever you want to regardless of if your college club supports it or not.

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James Turchick

James is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism, James enjoys writing about anything weird and is deadly allergic to bees. Onward State people are very nice to him.


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