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Dallas paramedic refuses to cast electoral vote for Trump

Former firefighter and paramedic Christopher Suprun published an editorial this week in The New York Times explaining why he will not cast his vote for Trump


By EMS1 Staff

DALLAS — A former firefighter and paramedic has publicly stated that he will not cast his presidential electoral vote for President-elect Donald Trump come Dec. 19.

Republican elector Christopher Suprun, who served as a firefighter in New York City after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, published an editorial in The New York Times this week explaining why he refuses to cast his vote for Trump.

President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Suprun said his decision is not spurred by Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote despite losing the electoral college, but simply because “[Trump] is not qualified for the office.”

The veteran first responder emphasized the impact Sept. 11 had on him, and how while this year’s election and the attacks may be unrelated, “the relationship becomes clearer every day.”

Although Suprun recognized former President George W. Bush as an “imperfect man,” he said Bush was able to unite the nation and serve as a leader during the attacks. Suprun said Trump fails to unite America and is “driving a wedge between us.”

Suprun went on to point out numerous grievances against Trump, including his lack of foreign policy experience and argued he does not have the “demeanor needed to be commander-in-chief.”

“Fifteen years ago, I swore an oath to defend my country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. On Dec. 19, I will do it again,” Suprun wrote

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