Rep. Rob Bishop not enthusiastic, but clear in support of Trump

Posted at 6:13 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 08:48:42-04

CLEVELAND -- At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Representative Rob Bishop of Utah is a Senator Ted Cruz delegate, a friend of Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence, and a reluctant supporter of Presidential Nominee Donald Trump.

That means Bishop had a complicated set of reactions to a wild Wednesday of speeches, cheers and jeers.

The conservative Utahn said Cruz’s controversial speech was “a little in-artful.” Cruz was booed off the stage after declining to endorse Trump during his remarks at the convention.

Bishop enjoyed hearing from his friend and former colleague, Indiana Governor and Nominee for Vice President Mike Pence, saying Pence “respects federalism.”

“Let's face it, some of us do have questions about Mr. Trump because he has no public record, and he makes statements that sometimes appear on the surface to be contradictory, but Mike Pence does not,” Bishop said.

Bishop is clear, if unenthusiastic in his vote, saying that he has “hope” for a Trump administration and that Hillary Clinton is “unacceptable.”