Georgia congressman says he won’t vote for Trump, but supports GOP nominee


(AP) Rep. Gary Garcia says he will not vote for President Donald Trump, despite his opposition to the Republican nominee.

“I do not support the current occupant of the White House and I do not think the future occupant of this office has the right to do what he’s doing,” Garcia told reporters Wednesday.

Garcia is a Georgia Republican who won the congressional seat that Trump won in the 2016 election.

Garcia said he would likely vote for Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, but not Trump.

Garceson, a first-term lawmaker, was one of several House Republicans who supported Trump’s presidential bid in the final weeks of the election, but have since expressed their concerns about Trump’s handling of the investigation into Russian interference in the election and his ties to the Kremlin.

Garcias office declined to comment on whether he would vote for either Trump or Lee.

Garcias decision comes after Trump said he could not rule out firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether Trump associates colluded with Russia to influence the election.

Garcius office has said Mueller is doing a “fair job” but did not specify what it meant.

Trump and his advisers have also repeatedly suggested Mueller has no credibility, saying his probe is biased against him.

Garceson said in a statement he was “unaware” of any investigation into Mueller and that the investigation has “gone on for far too long” and should be closed.

Garca said in his statement he had “been watching the Mueller investigation for over a year, and in many ways I do respect the seriousness and integrity of this matter.

I also know that there are plenty of reasons why President Trump is a bad president, and there is no doubt he is a liar.”