Congressman Thomas Massie believes that Republican presidential nominee can still win in November despite fractured GOP

03/31/2016 04:24 PM

COVINGTON – 4th District U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie feels that the Republican Party is fractured, but he still believes that whoever becomes the GOP presidential nominee that person can defeat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in November.

Massie, who spoke at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday in Covington, questioned why Ohio Governor John Kasich is still in the race, saying mathematically he won’t have enough delegates to win.

He also felt that there was significance to the fact that Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, two outsiders in respect to the GOP establishment, are the two front runners for the GOP.

“I think that says a lot about the feckless nature of Washington D.C. and Congress,” Massie said. “I believe that this presidential cycle is a result of not just Obama, but of Congress’s inability to confront Obama, or to do what we told our base what we would do.”

Massie believes that the GOP is fractured but that will not stop the eventual nominee from winning in November.

“I think all of the candidates in the race on the Republican side can defeat Hillary in the fall,” Massie said. “She’s a very weak candidate and even her own party’s not excited about her. You know, you’ve got Bernie Sanders doing well in many of the states because of the dissatisfaction with the Democrat candidate.”

Watch the full interview with Massie in the video below.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at


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