Charles Koch on the GOP convention: 'Why go?'
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Billionaire businessman and campaign funding powerhouse Charles Koch said he and his conservative network will skip the Republican National Convention in July, noting he's "not interested in politics."

"Why go?" Koch asked, according to ABC News.


"We're not interested in politics. We're interested in moving us towards a culture and policies that will enable people to improve lives."

Koch also said Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHow Kevin McCarthy sold his soul to Donald Trump On The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Stopping the next insurrection MORE (R-Wis.) is "better on the issues" but rejected the idea that the Speaker could emerge as the nominee out of a contested convention.

"I don't see how he could win," Koch said.

"If he did, I mean, that would be create the impression this whole thing is rigged ... that's the opposite of the direction we want to go."

Koch also said party lines don't determine the candidates he supports.

“We're not for somebody because they're Republican or against them because they are Democrat,” Koch said.

“If the Democrats will do a better job, we would support them. But we're not going to get in any campaign where we believe that we can’t make a difference."

Koch said in an interview that it is "possible" Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE would make a better president than putting a Republican back in the White House.