The day after the Electoral College officially voted to make President-elect Donald Trump the next commander in chief, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) unleashed on one GOP elector who refused to support the billionaire businessman during the Monday vote.
“You’re fired!!!” Abbott tweeted Tuesday morning, tagging elector Chris Suprun.
It was not immediately clear exactly what Abbott meant by the comment. As Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek pointed out via Twitter, Suprun did announce Monday that he had resigned as precinct chair of the Dallas GOP.
The Texas governor might have also been giving a wink and a nod to Trump’s signature slogan, “You’re fired,” given there were not nearly enough defectors in the Electoral College to send the election to the House of Representatives, which is the constitutional practice should neither candidate meet the 270-vote threshold to assume the presidency.
Earlier this month, Suprun published a column in the New York Times explaining why he would not be casting his ballot for Trump, despite the fact that the president-elect won the Lone Star state. In the piece, Suprun wrote that Trump “shows daily he is not qualified for the office.”
“Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation,” he wrote. “That attack and this year’s election may seem unrelated, but for me the relationship becomes clearer every day.”