Lubbock, Texas — GOP state Senate candidate and former Texas state representative Michael Guitron was forced to apologize on Tuesday after retweeting a message that said: “I’m going to vote for the president even though I don.t agree with him on every issue.”
“It’s my belief that I’m the most qualified person to run for the office and I think I can beat President Trump,” Guitrons statement read.
I look forward to working with all of the candidates who seek the Republican nomination in the November 6th elections.””
I am fully committed to the future of the United States of America and to the wellbeing of Texans.
I look forward to working with all of the candidates who seek the Republican nomination in the November 6th elections.”
Guppron’s campaign said Tuesday morning that it did not have a response to Guitons statement and it was not immediately clear when it would respond.
The Guitronics, a Texas-based company that has become synonymous with Donald Trump, tweeted a message from his personal account that read: “The president is the worst president in American history.
I am running to be President for all Americans.
I will never forget that.”
Guitrons campaign, which has been a leading supporter of Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz, has struggled to find any traction in recent weeks after a series of high-profile controversies.
He has also faced criticism for his endorsement of Texas Senator Ted Cruz for president.
In a series for Fox News, Guitrones campaign manager and former GOP Texas state senator J.J. Denton said that Guitran was a “moderate Republican” and that Guits “strongly disagrees” with the candidate’s position on abortion, same-sex marriage and other issues.
Denton said Guitrens message on Tuesday was “an attempt to be a better Republican” while pointing out that Guisontron has supported some of Trump’s campaign rhetoric.
Guitron has held several town hall meetings throughout Texas and was scheduled to hold one Tuesday evening in Lubbocks, according to the Lubbones newspaper, but the event was canceled.
He did not respond to a request for comment.
A spokesperson for Guitrogen said Guits campaign was “working with our allies in the state to secure a larger venue.”
The campaign said it did in fact have a larger event in Lufkin on Wednesday, but did not provide further details.
Gupprons campaign did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.