Four days after Garey Busy announced his endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, the 67-year-old actor has changed his mind and pulled his support for the former Speaker of the House.
It is not time for me to be endorsing anyone at this time! Busey said in a statement Wednesday, which was released via his spokesperson. When there are the two final candidates, then I will endorse.
Busey officially backed Gingrich's presidential campaign on Saturday, at Sara and Ron Bonjean's annual holiday party, which has played host to celebrities like Busey and 'Saved by the Bell' actor Dennis Haskins, and even the former chairman of the Republican National Committee Ken Mehlman.
I've never met Newt but I know what he stands for, Busey said. When asked if he is a Republican, Busey replied, I'm a Texan.
When asked if he would support Texas governor Rick Perry, Busey said, He's a good guy, he just doesn't belong in the race. Busey added that he doesn't agree with Perry's stance on illegal immigration.
Of all of the potential candidates that have surfaced, Busey said he would like to see billionaire businessman Donald Trump back in the race.
Donald would be great, Busey said. He's a good friend. He would make Congress work with him.
The Bonjean's holiday party, hosted by one of the more recognized and respective political and media couples on Capitol Hill, was once a simple gathering for family and friends, but has grown each year to epic proportions. Now, the Bonjeans erect a tent in their backyard every year to accommodate the overflow of guests.
Last year was the first year celebrities were invited to the Bonjean's party.
Busey held court in the living room and posed for photos with the guests lined up to meet him. Afterward, other guests said he was crazy, and people [were] complaining about the boob grabs. Busey also reportedly had an altercation with Tim Flanigan, who was dressed in a pink bunny costume from A Christmas Story, and reportedly got angry with a publicist who took a picture of Busey Tebowing in the living room.
Ron Bonjean has served in leadership offices in the U.S. House and Senate and now is the head of The Bonjean Co., a public affairs firm dedicated to providing strategic counsel, government relations, communication and crisis management services.