REPORT: Kasich to speak at Dem convention on behalf of Biden

According to a report from the AP, former 2016 Presidential candidate and Ohio Republican governor John Kasich is expected to speak at the Democratic party convention on behalf of Joe Biden.

Trump Supporter Dr. Darrell Scott reacted to the news by writing:

So former Ohio Governor John (Vincent Price) Kasich is on Biden’s side now. Another double agent comes out of the closet. He needs to go sit down somewhere, and reflect upon his nondescript tenure as the worst Governor in Ohio’s history.

TheHill reports former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is expected to speak on behalf of former Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention next month.

It’s unclear if Kasich will explicitly endorse the presumptive Democratic nominee when he speaks at the convention. But the expected remarks would amount to a major show of support for Biden by a lifelong Republican who rose to political prominence amid the Tea Party movement a decade ago.

The plans were first reported on Monday by The Associated Press. Spokespeople for Biden’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

Kasich, who unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has been fiercely critical of President Trump, going as far as to call for his impeachment last year.

Kasich’s expected speech on Biden’s behalf could also give the former vice president a boost in Ohio, a longtime swing state that has increasingly moved in Republicans’ favor in recent years. During his 2016 presidential bid, Ohio was the only state Kasich won.

Kasich isn’t the only Republican supporting Biden’s campaign to oust Trump in November. A handful of prominent Republicans founded a political action committee, The Lincoln Project, late last year to oppose the president’s reelection. The group has spent heavily on advertising criticizing Trump in recent months.