“Lockdown” Larry Hogan, the outgoing governor of Maryland, told reporters on Wednesday he will not vote for Dan Cox, the GOP nominee to replace him, in November.
The Republican primary came down to Trump-backed Cox and Hogan’s pick Kelly Schulz. With 81 percent of the vote reported, Cox had an almost 16-point lead over Schulz.
Hogan, though, is not handling his loss well.
“Trump lost Republicans the White House, the House and the Senate,” he wrote on Twitter. “He’s selfishly colluded with national Democrats to cost us a Governor’s eat in Maryland where I ran 45 points ahead of him. He’s fighting for his ego. We’re fighting to win, and the fight goes on.”
Democrats publicly praised the result as well, saying that Cox is the “weakest candidate.”
Cox had called for Hogan to be impeached in the early days of the COVID due to Hogan’s stay-at-home orders and other directives.
In his victory speech, Cox said “we will never again give over our bodies, our churches and our businesses to a lockdown state.”
Hogan’s spokesperson had previously called Cox a “Q-Anon conspiracy theorist.”