Senior Republicans have been making negative statements concerning Donald Trump after he gained a 7-state victory as the party races to pick their presidential flag bearer.
Mr. Trump has declared that he is a unifier but most Republican veterans strongly oppose him.
On Wednesday, Senator Graham Lindsey warned that there is a possibility of Trump losing in the US 2016 election in November.
Former nominee, Mitt Romney, is expected to make a speech on Thursday where there are expectations that he might challenge Donald Trump.
He has fiercely criticized the billionaire who has hard-line stance on issues such as immigration that places him at odds with Republican orthodoxy.
Meanwhile Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, has had a dismal performance and thus signaling he may drop out of the race.
In a Wednesday statement, Carson said that there was no “path forward” for him and that he will not be present during the Thursday TV debate.
He did not say whether he will completely end his race.
The victory of Mr. Trump in the “Super Tuesday” elections has cemented his position as the most likely candidate to run for the presidency via the Republican ticket.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz won 3 seats adding to his one to become four. Marco Rubio, Florida Senator, on the other hand won his first seat in the race.
- Donald Trump- 7 states (Republican)
- Ted Cruz- 3 states (Republican)
- Marco Rubio- 1 state (Republican)
- Hillary Clinton- 8 states (Democrat)
- Bernie Sanders- 4 states (Democrat)
Other party leaders like Paul Ryan, House Speaker, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Senator, have made comments against Trump’s controversies and recent positions.
On the other hand, The Center for Public Integrity said that Republican super PACs made 8,500 advertisements in order to discredit Trump in the Super Tuesday election campaign.
Mr. Graham has made a statement warning that the Republicans stand to lose to Hillary Clinton if at all Donald Trump will be the party’s nominee.
He added that they may end up finding themselves in a position where they have to support Ted Cruz but he is not sure that option will produce the results.
Ms. Clinton won 8 states in the Super Tuesday US 2016 election, thus strongly establishing her Democratic race against Bernie Sanders.