A former Republican National Committee chairman suggests in a new article he would consider voting for Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden boards train home to Delaware after Trump's inauguration Overnight Tech: Meet the key players for Trump on tech | Patent chief staying on | Kerry aide goes to Snapchat | Uber's M settlement Biden's farewell message: Serving as VP has been my 'greatest honor' MORE over GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump pledges federal help after deadly southern storms Meetings crowd Trump's first Monday in office Clinton: Photos from women’s march ‘awe-inspiring’ MORE in a theoretical general election matchup.
“I would not vote for Trump, clearly," Mel Martinez, who also served as a senator from Florida, told The Wall Street Journal for a story published Monday night.
“If there is any, any, any other choice, a living, breathing person with a pulse, I would be there," Martinez added.
Martinez, who on Monday announced his backing of Marco RubioMarco RubioGOP, Dems hear different things from Trump Senate committee to vote Monday on Tillerson Tillerson met with top State official: report MORE in the GOP race after Jeb Bush dropped out in February, told the Journal that Trump's path to the nomination is "kind of cooked."
Some Republicans have begun to weigh the possibility of supporting an alternate candidate if Trump, who is riding high heading into Super Tuesday, secures the GOP nomination.
Ben Sasse of Nebraska became the first GOP senator this week to publicly declare he would not support Trump if he were the nominee, telling other Republicans, "We can do better."
Trump is looking to fend off Ted CruzTed CruzTrump's America: Businessmen in, bureaucrats out When Trump says 'Make America Great Again,' he means it Booker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals MORE and Marco Rubio on Tuesday, when a dozen states hold voting in the GOP race after Trump picked up three consecutive wins in February.