Republicans that Oppose Trump

Is the opposition to Trump a Democratic Party or DNC conspiracy? No. If you believe Democrats are too biased, then listen to these Republicans. I realize the following list is a logical fallacy, specifically an appeal to authority logical fallacy. However, some on the right believe Trump opposition is a Democratic Party effort. It’s not. Many honorable people on both sides of the political spectrum are ringing the moral bell.

Opposition from Trump’s OWN Team!

The following were on team Trump and most voted for him in 2016. Trump either hired them directly or worked with them closely. They now oppose Trump’s reelection: 

  • John Bolton, a lifelong neocon Republican warmonger and was Trump’s National Security Advisor, has characterized Trump’s Ukraine phone call as a “drug deal”. He said he has much to say about Trump’s illegal acts and offered to testify to the Senate, but was blocked by Republican Senators.
  • Richard V. Spencer is a lifelong Republican and 76th Secretary of the Navy, nominated by Trump. He said he has never voted for a Democrat in his life, but will vote for a Democrat for President in 2020.
  • Lev Parnas, a loyal Trump conspirator, turned states evidence.
  • John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, said an impeachment trial without witnesses is “a job only half done.”
  • Alexander Vindman is a United States Army lieutenant colonel and Trump’s Director for European Affairs for the NSC. Vindman testified under oath about what he heard on the July 25, 2019 Trump phone call with Ukraine. Vindman is now on Trump’s enemies list and Trump is targeting Vindman for retaliation.
  • Rex Tillerson, Trump’s former Secretary of State said “[Trump is] undisciplined, doesn’t like to read, and tries to do illegal things.” On Ukriane, Tillerson said, “clearly asking for personal favors and using United States assets as collateral is wrong.”
  • Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer for 12 years testified to Congress that Trump is a racist and gave specific examples under oath.

Concerns of Lifelong Republicans and Current Trump Supporters

The following lifelong Republicans voted for Trump in 2016, and some tried to work with Trump, and all oppose his 2020 reelection bid.

  • Marco Rubio, a Republican Senator, admitted Trump is guilty of impeachable acts but that the Republican party is complicit in the taking down of democracy.
  • Stephen Moore. Here is a quote from Trump’s one-time failed pick to serve on the Federal Reserve Board:
    “The Republicans are spending like drunken sailors. I hate it.” —Stephen Moore, 29 Jul 2019

Strong Opposition from Lifelong Republicans, Ex-Trump Supporters

The following lifelong Republicans voted for Trump in 2016, and some tried to work with Trump, and all oppose his 2020 reelection bid.

  • George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway and Trump voter, wrote an OPED in the Washington Post Jul 15th titled “Trump is a Racist”.

Lifelong Never-Trumper Republicans

The following lifelong Republicans opposed Trump’s 2016 election, some tried to work with Trump, and all oppose his 2020 reelection bid.

  • Mitt Romney is a Republican Senator and was the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee. In 2016, he did not vote for either candidate, he voted for his wife. On 5 Feb 2020, he said:

“What [President Trump] did was not perfect. No, it was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values. Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one’s oath of office that I can imagine.” –Mitt Romney on the floor of the Senate

 

  • Michael Steele, former RNC chair, said Trump is a racist and his supporters are supporting a racist.
  • Nicole Wallace, Pres. Bush’s press secretary, said Trump is a racist and those following him are made up of racists, racist sympathizers, and racist enablers.
  • Bill Kristal, the soft-spoken Republican warmonger, said: “‘Send her back’ conservatism is not a conservatism worth defending.”
  • Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist who  is best known for pushing McCain to select Sarah Palin, worked for President George W. Bush, Governor Schwarzenegger, and John McCain.

 

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