Following Scott Walker’s exit from the GOP presidential nomination race, both Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum a former U.S. Senator, said they planned on remaining in the race.

During his exit speech on Monday in Wisconsin, Walker called on other candidates amongst the Republicans to also drop out.

He encouraged other GOP candidates to consider doing what he was doing so voters could focus on just a few candidates and the GOP could offer them a conservative alternative to the party’s current frontrunner.

Both Jindal and Santorum disagreed with Walker. They both said they would allow the caucus voters in Iowa decide who should be staying in the race.

Santorum said he has been through all this on other occasions. He said for months and months, people called on him to drop out. He added that he appreciated the advice, but he trusted that the people in Iowa would know when and who should drop out.

Jindal and Santorum both were in attendance at a meeting on Tuesday night in Polk Country to speak with area leaders who are conservative.

Jindal believes that Walker’s move was an attempt by establishment Republicans to eliminate the number of candidates.

Jindal added that every time the DC establishment attempts to clear out the field, it ends up backfiring. He added that the dream for them would be to have Jeb Bush along against Donald Trump, but each time they try to accomplish that they only anger conservative activists.

In a report on Wednesday online, Walker’s former campaign manager said they would have had to spend $1 million per months to remain afloat in Iowa. The 2012 caucus winner Santorum who was known for his humble efforts in the campaign said that is untrue.

Both Santorum and Jindal criticized Congressional Republicans as well as Mitch McConnell the Majority Leader in the Senate saying they are not willing to shake up things in Washington DC for fear of not being reelected.

Jindal also was critical of several Republicans earlier this week including Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump but said nothing has changed since Mitch McConnell had taken office.

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