Pa. GOP congressman says he will not vote for Trump in November

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When it comes to Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump's approach to his presidential campaign, 15th District Republican Congressman Charlie Dent says he doesn't get it. (WPVI)

When it comes to Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump's approach to his presidential campaign, 15th District Republican Congressman Charlie Dent says he doesn't get it.

"It just seems that he's hell-bent on losing a very winnable presidential election against a seriously-flawed candidate in Hillary Clinton," said Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.-15).

The sixth-term congressman says, quite frankly, Mr. Trump's comments about women, Muslim immigration and John McCain - just to name a few - are only part of the reason why Dent has publicly stated he will not vote for Trump in November.

"All of these issues, these incendiary comments, have given me a lot of concern. Not to mention the lack of policy specifics, and candidly the lack of policy knowledge generally have given me a lot of pause," said Dent.

Dent joins a growing number of GOP lawmakers who have either decided not to support the Republican presidential nominee or are on the brink of doing so.

Among the high-profile Republicans who fall into that second category is Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

In a recent op-ed piece, Toomey wrote about conservative ideals and how they compare to Trump's rhetoric, writing in part:

"There could come a point at which the differences are so great as to be irreconcilable. I hope that doesn't happen, but I have never been a rubber stamp for my party's positions or its candidates."

And so, for dyed-in-the-wool Republicans not supporting Trump, the lingering question is: Who will you vote for?

We asked Congressman Dent if he plans on casting a ballot for Hillary Clinton.

"I'm never supporting Hillary Clinton. I feel that she's disqualified herself based on the way she carelessly and negligently handled classified material," said Dent. "That should disqualify her from serving as commander-in-chief."

When we pressed Congressman Dent about who he will vote for in November for president, he said right now he's leaning toward former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
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