The newspaper’s editorial board said it took “no pleasure” in the decision, instead calling it a “sad situation”.
“With abortion rights on the line and right-wing candidates who can’t agree on the winner of the 2020 election, The Inquirer’s editorial board has chosen not to endorse a Republican for senate or the governor,” he revealed.
The board has historically been successful in finding “points of agreement” with Republican candidates they don’t necessarily support by and large, he writes.
But the reluctance of most GOP hopefuls to accept Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory and their determination to roll back abortion rights cost them the newspaper’s support.
The Inquirer “wanted to help provide guidance to Inquirer readers with an endorsement in the Republican primaries this year — but we couldn’t.” concluded the council. “Nevertheless, we will not stop engaging in free discussion and debate until the truth prevails.”