Ouch! That’s going to leave a mark.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
A former high-ranking official in the Department of Homeland Security under President Donald Trump has come out against his reelection and said she’ll be voting for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Elizabeth Neumann, who served in the department until April of this year, cited the rise of white supremacy under Trump as well as the president’s failures in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m sorry, Mr. President, you were hired to handle America’s worst day,” Neumann said in a video from Republican Voters Against Trump. “And you’ve absolutely failed.”
In the video, Neumann said the department had identified white supremacy as a growing threat and Trump’s rhetoric was not only feeding the movement, it was making her job more difficult.
“The president’s actions and his language are, in fact, racist,” she said. She added: “Things like, ‘There are good people on both sides,’ or ‘send them back from where they came from,’ those words gave permission to white supremacists to think that what they were doing was permissible. And I do think that the president’s divisive language is indirectly tied to some of the attacks that we have seen in the last two years.”
Neumann also said in an interview with MSNBC, above, that she believes there are people within the Trump administration who “hold a white nationalist viewpoint.”
Does she mean Stephen Miller? I bet she means Stephen Miller.
I cannot wait to see which other former Trump Administration officials will be making ads for Joe Biden.
There are also a rather large number of old school Republicans who are coming out for Biden.
For example courtesy of NYT:
More than 100 former staff members for Senator John McCain are supporting Joseph R. Biden Jr., a show of support across the political divide that they hope amplifies the “Country First” credo of the former Arizona senator.
That motto and “his frequent call on Americans to serve causes greater than our self-interest were not empty slogans like so much of our politics today,” the group of aides, most of them still Republicans, wrote in a joint statement, praising Mr. McCain and implicitly taking aim at President Trump. “They were the creed by which he lived, and he urged us to do the same.”
The list of signatories includes a range of people — from chiefs of staff in Mr. McCain’s Senate office to junior aides on his campaigns — who worked for him over his 35 years in Congress and during two presidential bids.
Mark Salter, Mr. McCain’s longtime chief aide and speechwriter, helped organize the letter.
“We have different views of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party platform — most of us will disagree with a fair amount of it — but we all agree that getting Donald Trump out of office is clearly in the national interest,” Mr. Salter said.
I guess all of that faux patriotism and predictions of a coming apocalypse under Joe Biden failed to convince some of the more intelligent members of the GOP.
I have a feeling that this is really just the beginning of the great stampede away from Donald J. Trump.